NEW YORK, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL), Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) and Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Herbalife Ltd. Research Report
Shares for Herbalife popped by more than 20 percent last Friday and ended at 1.2 percent after Carl Icahn revealed a 13 percent ownership stake at Herbalife. He also spoke of his interest to explore strategic options for Herbalife and enhance shareholder value. Regarding recent issues, Herbalife posted a statement saying that it is unaware of any regulatory interest or investigation on the company, dismissing any misleading or inaccurate information about the business. Herbalife will reveal its fourth quarter 2012 results on February 19, with analysts generally bullish about the company's earnings prospects. The Full Research Report on Herbalife Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/cef9_HLF]
Colgate-Palmolive Company Research Report
Colgate posted fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.41 per share, beating analysts' estimates. The company anticipates that growth will continue in the coming year, along with gross margin expansion. Analysts feel optimistic about Colgate, with long-term growth potential seemingly intact. S&P also issued a statement saying that Colgate will be able to maintain its strong market share and will also be able to continue investing in R&D and marketing, benefiting from rising incomes and changing lifestyles, especially in overseas markets. Due to its strong performance in the recent quarter, Colgate had its price target increased from $116 to $121 by Janney Montgomery Scott. The Full Research Report on Colgate-Palmolive Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/a7b4_CL]
Kimberly Clark Corp Research Report
Kimberly-Clark recently introduced its newest offering, the CERVICOOL Cooled Radiofrequency System, an innovative product that helps relieve pain from the cervical facet joint to the sacroiliac (SI) joint. 44 million are afflicted by cervical pain annually, reflecting the potential market for Kimberly-Clark's newest product. Physician consultant Robert D. Menzies, MD comments that CERVICOOL is an easy to use and time-saving option for patients who are looking for cervical joint pain treatment. With this, Kimberly-Clark expands its growing portfolio of cooled RF spine treatment offerings. These new products are expected to help the company deliver moderate earnings and dividend growth. Furthermore, being a market leader in several major household product categories, Kimberly-Clark is a fairly stable company and may continue to return cash to shareholders through dividend increases and share buybacks. The Full Research Report on Kimberly Clark Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/d91a_KMB]
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Research Report
Church & Dwight Co., the developer and manufacturer of a range of household and personal care products, reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings at 57 cents per share, 8 percent higher than the prior-year quarter. Organic sales increased 4.4 percent, and in order to continue boosting organic sales in the coming year, the company plans on releasing new products. The company's acquisition of Avid Health may also drive further growth for the company, especially with its strong vitamin line. With these recent developments, investment analysts at RBC Capital have their target price on the shares of the company from $60 to $65. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/b3db_CHD]
Ecolab Inc. Research Report
Ecolab remains confident that its deal to acquire Champion Technologies will close in early 2013. Ecolab, a provider of cleaning, sanitation and pest-control products, is offering $2.16 billion for Champion. According to Mike Ritzenthaler, senior analyst for Piper Jaffray, this acquisition can help Ecolab benefit from the increased activity in extracting hard-to-reach energy underground. Furthermore, the company expects to deliver steady and above-average growth for 2013 by making wise investments and further build its product and service capabilities. The company is scheduled to announce final 2012 results on February 26, 2013. The Full Research Report on Ecolab Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.NationalTradersAssociation.org/r/full_research_report/9728_ECL]
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