AOL (AOL) Target Lifted to $57 at Needham & Company

February 3, 2014 8:53 AM EST
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Needham & Company analyst Laura Martin raised estimates and her price target on Buy-rated AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL) from $46 to $57 ahead of Q4 results.

Martin said, "We raise our 4Q13 estimates based on comments made by management at a recent competitor conference. We now estimate 4Q13 Revenue of $654mm (up 9% y/y and 2% above our previous estimate), Reported EPS of $0.47 (up from $0.43), and Operating EPS of $0.59 (up 9% y/y and 7% above our prior estimate). We also raise our full year 2014 estimates for revenue to $2.516B (up 10% y/y and 3% above our previous estimates), Reported EPS to $1.17 from $1.12, and Operating EPS to $2.46 from $2.42. Owing to AOL's operating momentum, our higher FY14 estimates and AOL's strategic momentum, we raise our Target Price to $57 (from $46), 24% above current trading levels."

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Shares of AOL, Inc. closed at $46.08 yesterday.

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