First Midwest Bancorp
Shares of First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) of Itasca, Ill., closed at $12.15 Friday, returning 19% year-to-date, after falling 29% during 2011.
The shares trade for 1.1 times tangible book value and for 13 times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of 92 cents. The consensus 2012 EPS estimate is 54 cents.
Harmon's price target for First Midwest Bancorp is $13, and the analyst said on Monday that "the recent surge in manufacturing activity
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