Jefferies Boosts Numbers on Ashland (ASH) on Solid Trends

June 25, 2012 8:06 AM EDT
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Price: $110.45 --0%

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Jefferies lifted estimates and its price target on Buy-rated Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) from $76.00 to $81.00 saying May trends are solid.

The firm comments, "The strong performance in Specialty Ingredients continued in May, supplemented with better than expected Performance Materials margins and better results in Valvoline. Coupled with favorable raw material trends, we are raising Q3 (June) EPS $0.27 to $1.81 and 2012E $0.35 to $6.20."

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Shares of Ashland Inc. closed at $68.05 yesterday.

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