The retailer reported first-quarter earnings on May 16 of $53.6 million, or 32 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $45.9 million, or 26 cents a share."The investor meetings reinforced our positive view of the growth potential of CHS' four brands which are all in varying stages of growth providing significant square footage and margin opportunities especially at the younger concepts of Soma and Boston Proper," Sterne Agee analysts wrote in a report on May 31. "We reiterate our Buy rating and $18 target (14x FY13E). Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1.4%
Kronos Worldwide The titanium dioxide pigment maker reported on May 9 first-quarter net income of $136.9 million, or $1.18 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $60.3 million, or 52 cents a share. "With higher feedstock costs expected to weigh on results, we believe TiO2 margins will be challenged in 2012," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a May 14 report. "Capacity remains tight amid good demand, but we sense inventories are beginning to creep, limiting pricing power. We find current valuation to be fair, especially when taking the limited float into account." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.3%
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