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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings team reiterated 3 stocks with a buy rating on Thursday based on 32 different data factors including general market action, fundamental analysis and technical indicators. The in-depth analysis of these ratings decisions goes as follows:

CareFusion Corp:

CareFusion

(NYSE:

CFN

) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of A. According to TheStreet Ratings team: The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 1.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.36, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.74, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 84.44% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 47.13% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, CFN should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • CAREFUSION CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, CAREFUSION CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.96 versus $1.73 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.01 versus $1.96).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry. The net income increased by 78.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $97.00 million to $173.00 million.

CareFusion Corporation, a medical technology company, provides various healthcare products and services. It offers product lines in the areas of medication management, infection prevention, operating room effectiveness, and respiratory care. CareFusion has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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United Technologies Corp:

United Technologies

(NYSE:

UTX

) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of A. According to TheStreet Ratings team: The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • UTX's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.4%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP increased its bottom line by earning $6.82 versus $6.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.00 versus $6.82).
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.63, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.72 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Aerospace & Defense industry average. The net income increased by 0.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1,463.00 million to $1,473.00 million.

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. United has a market cap of $106.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Whirlpool Corp:

Whirlpool

(NYSE:

WHR

) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of A+. According to TheStreet Ratings team: The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 0.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 17.9%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 57.54% to $1,607.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 27.84%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.89, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.45 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, WHR's share price has jumped by 42.65%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • WHIRLPOOL CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, WHIRLPOOL CORP reported lower earnings of $8.17 versus $10.24 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($14.50 versus $8.17).

Whirlpool Corporation manufactures and markets home appliances and related products worldwide. The company's principal products include laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, dishwashers, mixers, and other portable household appliances. Whirlpool has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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