Auriga Maintains a 'Buy' on Mettler-Toledo (MTD); Well Positioned Within End Markets

February 9, 2012 1:41 PM EST
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Auriga maintains a 'Buy' on Mettler-Toledo (NYSE: MTD) price target of $185.00.

Auriga analyst says, "MTD reported 4Q11 revenues and EPS that topped our and consensus estimates despite difficult Y/Y comps (4Q10 was +15%). MTD posted 8% local currency growth (+9% reported) driven by solid results in Asia (+16% despite a tough comp), strength within Industrial (+14%), and market share gains. MTD noted the demand was broad based and they continue to see no signs of an imminent downturn. Despite the uncertain economic outlook, MTD raised its 2012 outlook as underlying demands appear stable and continues to grow faster than the underlying markets. MTD increased 2012 EPS guidance to $9.20 to $9.50 (up from $9.00 to $9.30); MTD tends to be conservative on guidance. Overall, we continue to believe MTD is well positioned within its end markets, while its marketing efforts and product mix leave it well positioned to gain share."

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Shares of Mettler-Toledo closed at $183.28 yesterday.

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