Needham & Company Upgrades Bel Fuse (BELFB) to Buy, Positive on Transpower Acquisition

November 30, 2012 7:51 AM EST
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Price: $31.95 +1.59%

Rating Summary:
    1 Buy, 1 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 18 | Down: 17 | New: 10
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Needham & Company upgraded Bel Fuse (NASDAQ: BELFB) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $19.00.

The firm comments, "Overall, we are positive on BELFB's planned acquisition of Transpower as we believe the deal adds scale and better margins for a relatively inexpensive price. In parallel, we believe BELFB is doing a solid job improving its mix in a challenging environment while restructuring should yield further margin improvement into early 2013. Consequently, we are upgrading BELFB from Hold to Buy and instituting a $19 target on 12x what we view as potential $1.25+ EPS (as combined entity) in ’13 + net cash (likely to remain above $4)."

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Shares of Bel Fuse closed at $15.40 yesterday.

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