BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Here are three upgrades from TheStreet's quantitative stock model.
The model upgraded
: JetBlue swung to a fourth-quarter profit of $11 million, or 4 cents a share, from a loss of $58 million, or 25 cents, a year earlier. Revenue climbed 2.6%. The operating margin widened to 7.1%. JetBlue has $1.1 billion of cash and $3.3 billion of debt.
: JetBlue has advanced 31% during the past year, lagging behind U.S. indices. The stock trades at a price-to-book ratio of 0.5 and a price-to-cash-flow ratio of 3.4, 46% and 58% discounts to industry averages. It's also cheap based on book value.
: Of analysts covering JetBlue, seven recommend purchasing its shares and seven advise holding them.
expect the stock to advance 39% to $8 from $5.76.
predicts the stock will hit $7.
The model upgraded
: Fiscal second-quarter profit more than tripled to $187 million, or 26 cents, as revenue increased 50% to $1.1 billion. The operating margin rose from 20% to 25%. Gold Fields' balance sheet stores $239 million of cash and $1.1 billion of debt.
: Gold Fields has gained 25% during the past year, trailing major benchmarks. The stock sells for a PEG ratio, a measure of value relative to expected growth, of 0.1, a 77% discount to the industry average. A PEG ratio of less than 1 indicates a bargain.
: Of researchers following Gold Fields, one rates the stock "buy", four rate it "hold" and one ranks it "sell."
is neutral on the stock, but expects it to rise 14% to $15.
Bank of America
rates Gold Fields "underperform."
The model upgraded insurer
: Fourth-quarter profit expanded 28% to $252 million, or 53 cents, as revenue climbed 7.9% to $4.6 billion. The operating margin stretched from 7.2% to 8%. Aflac has $3.1 billion of cash and $2.6 billion of debt for a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.3.
: Aflac has nearly tripled during the past year, outperforming indices. The stock trades at a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 9.5 and a price-to-cash-flow ratio of 4.2, 21% and 57% discounts to industry averages. It's expensive based on book value.
: Of firms rating Aflac, seven, or 37%, advocate purchasing its shares and 12 counsel holding them.
expects the stock to hit $65, leaving a potential 16% gain.
predicts it will rise to $60.
-- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.