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The commercial information company reported on May 7 first-quarter earnings of $63.4 million, or $1.32 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $49.8 million, or $1.

"The North American business is struggling to add customers and D&B has decided to close a Chinese subsidiary due to illegal practices," Benchmark analysts wrote in a May 9 report. "We maintain our Hold rating and our new price target of $68 price target is based on 10x 2012E EPS."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.2%


Nordson

The fluid management products and systems company reported on Monday second-quarter net income of $52.1 million, or 80 cents a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $65.2 million, or 95 cents.

"We believe that Q2/12 should provide for stronger sequential results with an increase in backlog for Q1/12 and visibility for a 2H/12 recovery," Barrington analysts wrote in a report Monday. "We expect stronger results for North America to offset softness in Europe for Q2/12."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 1%

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