NEW YORK (

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DuPont

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Target

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,

Eli Lilly

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,

Aflac

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,

Amgen

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,

Cliffs Natural Resources

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Consolidated Edison

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,

Helmerich & Payne

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,

Seagate Technology

(STX) - Get Report

and

IAC/InterActiveCorp

(IACI)

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Each of the stocks received a buy rating from

TheStreet Ratings

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DuPont

"We reiterate our Overweight rating and $62 target on DD following our meetingswith growers as well as with Pioneer's regional sales management at the Show Ruralagricultural trade show near Cascavel in Brazil's southern state of Parana; we believethat robust growth in Latin America will continue to be a considerable and sustainedtailwind for DuPont's Ag segment over the next 3-4 years," Piper Jaffray analysts wrote in a Feb. 6 report.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

3.2%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin is basically the same from the previous year.

DuPont has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.90, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 7.38% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$59.37

. The stock closed Thursday at $52.06 and has risen 13.72% year to date.

Target

The discount retailer is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 21. Analysts, on average, anticipates earnings of $1.40 a share on revenue of $21.17 billion.

"We visited TGT stores to catch a glimpse of the Jason Wu aftermath, and barely30 hours after the collection's launch we were almost too late," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a report on Tuesday. "We believe the line was very successful given the near-complete sell-through and the after market that formed on eBay. However, we believe the financial impact is likely less than Missoni given the narrower assortment. For February, we forecast that Jason Wu could add

less than 50 bps to monthly comps. This compares to the Missoni launch, which we believe aided Sept. comps by

about 75-100 bps."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

2.3%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same from the previous year.

Target has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.46, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 2.58% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$60.06

. The stock closed Thursday at $52.70 and has increased 2.89% year to date.

Eli Lilly

The pharmaceutical company reported on Jan. 31 fourth-quarter earnings of $858.2 million, or 77 cents a share, on $6.05 billion in revenue. Year-ago fourth quarter earnings were $1.17 billion, or $1.05 a share.

"In 2011, 17% of LLY's revenue was generated from sales of diabetes products," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a report Tuesday. "By our estimates, this will increase to 25% by 2016. We note that this estimate does not include potential revenues from diabetes products that LLY has in its pipeline (dulaglutide, empagliflozin, etc.). We view this increase in reliance on the diabetes market as a positive, given 1) diabetes is one of LLY's core strengths, 2) the favorable dynamics of the diabetes market (continued growth of the underlying population, pricing power), and 3) LLY will likely be operating in a greater number of therapeutic classes (SGLT2s, long acting GLP-1s) and so will diversify its risk over a larger number of markets."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

5%

Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$45.74

. The stock closed Thursday at $39.52 and has decreased 4.91% year to date.

Consolidated Edison

The power company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $190 million, or 65 cents a share, a drop from year-earlier fourth-quarter earnings of $233 million, or 81 cents.

"On January 24, 2012, the New York Public Service Commission issued a press release soliciting comments related to approximately $250 million of deferred credits owed to customers at the end of this electric rate plan expected in May 2013," Jefferies analysts wrote in a Jan. 26 report. "Several months ago, Con Edison filed with the New York PSC its intent to enter into settlement discussions with intervenors to extend the current three-year rate plan by one additional year. We believe the company will look to enter into a settlement with intervenors whereby the deferred credit could be used in place of a rate increase. This would placate intervenors since customer bills would experience no impact and yet the company would be able to recover the costs associated with its large construction program."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

4.1%

Rated "A (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same from a year ago.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$71.94

. The stock closed Thursday at $59.47 and has fallen 4.13% year to date.

Aflac

The insurance company reported on Jan. 31 fourth-quarter earnings of $546million, or $1.17 a share, which rose from profit of $437 million, or 92 cents a share, a year earlier.

"Aflac's 4Q operating EPS was $0.03 below consensus/$0.04 below us, but webelieve that half of the disappointment was a function of currency and the otherhalf was a function of unusually high IT and advertising spending, whichmanagement had provided guidance on following the 3Q earnings report," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a Feb. 2 report.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

2.7%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 22.15% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$55.99

. The stock closed Thursday at $49.03 and has risen 13.34% year to date.

Amgen

The biotechnology company was downgraded by Oppenheimer to

perform from outperform

.

"AMGN is trading at a 10.2x '13E P/E multiple, and we see little potential for multiple expansion as we view AMGN's growth more in line with that of large pharma (10.3x multiple) than that of large biotechs (13.1x multiple), which have major product launches," Oppenheimer analysts wrote in a report on Wednesday.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

2.1%

Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from a year ago.

Amgen is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 4.09, which shows that the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth decreased 20.52% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$80.41

. The stock closed Thursday at $66.84 and has increased 4.1% year to date.

Cliffs Natural Resources

The mining company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results on Feb. 15. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of $1.55 a share on revenue of $1.63 billion.

"We are maintaining our price target of $105/sh, which is a based on a P/Emultiple of 10.5x on our '12 EPS estimate of $10.02," Davenport analysts wrote in a Jan. 27 report. "With the stock at near $75/sh, there is 40% potential upside to our price target."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

1.5%

Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's third-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year.

Cliffs has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.75, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 66.52% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$84.65

. The stock closed Thursday at $76.23 and has risen 22.26% year to date.

Seagate Technology

The technology company reported on Jan. 31 second-quarter earnings of $563 million, or $1.28 a share, which increased from year-ago fourth-quarter earnings of $150 million, or 31 cents.

"We expect shares of Neutral-rated Seagate to move higher in the near term," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a Feb. 1 report. "Elevated pricing conditions favor Seagate, as its manufacturing capacity has been impacted the least by the Thai flood. The company delivered strong results and guidance, and the magnitude of the beats for results and outlook are big. C2012 revenue was guided to $20 billion, vs. the Street consensus of $17.5 billion. Gross margin is expected to exceed 33% in the near to mid term, and share repurchases are expected to take share count to 350M by Dec-Q 2012, vs. 465M in Mar-Q."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

3.7%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's second-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year.

Seagate has strong liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.67, which demonstrates that the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the second quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 24.81% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$29.74

. The stock closed Thursday at $26.68 and has gained 62.68% year to date.

IAC/InterActiveCorp

The Internet company reported on Feb. 1 fourth-quarter earnings of $48.8 million, or 53 cents a share, a decrease from year-ago fourth-quarter earnings of $87 million, or 90 cents.

"IAC reported a strong Q4, easily exceeding our and consensus topline estimates," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a Feb. 2 report. "Revenues of $596.9MM beat our estimate of $560.1MM by 6.4% and consenus revenues by 5.4%. Beat was driven heavily by search, where the company posted a surprising 35% growth, beating our $283.1MM by almost 13%."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

1.1%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margins were basically the same as a year ago.

IAC has strong liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.96, which demonstrates that the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 21.63% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$60.68

. The stock closed Thursday at $45.37 and has increased 6.5% year to date.

Helmerich & Payne

The oil and gas drilling company reported on Jan. 31 first-quarter earnings of $121.4 million, or $1.13 a share, which increased from year-ago fourth-quarter earnings of $104.2 million, or 98 cents.

"HP shares have held value better than peers -- shares are up 4% versus its 3 peers' down 7% since the mini- OSX-peak in early December -- on implied resiliency in business model in a potentially weakening US market," Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a Feb. 2 report. "Our conviction that the US remains solid (consistent with most in the industry) suggests better valuation in more 'beaten-up' names, and we continue to prefer PDS on Canadian exposure and 'relief' of newbuild execution risks."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield:

0.5%

Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings:

The company's first-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as a year ago.

In the first quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 16.28% from the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings'

price target is

$80.68

. The stock closed Thursday at $59.94 and has risen 2.71% year to date.

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