Locally based Robert W. Baird analyst Whit Mayo says HCA Holdings (Ticker: HCA) is still one of the top picks in the hospital space. Noting the company's "stable end-market demand, forthcoming capital deployment opportunities, and accelerating growth," he has reiterated his 'outperform' rating and $57 price target.
Sean Steuart at TD Securities has lifted his rating on shares of Louisiana-Pacific to 'hold' from 'reduce' following the company's Q3 profit report. The main reason, he says, is that LP's shares (Ticker: LPX) have fallen to the point that they are in line with those of their peers.
Nissan announced today it set an October record with U.S. sales of 91,018 vehicles, an increase of 15.4 percent compared to the 70,928 units sold in October 2012.
The October record follows Franklin-based Nissan North America's July record with U.S. sales of 109,041 vehicles, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to the 98,341 units sold in July 2012 and June record sales of 104,124 vehicles, an increase of 12.9 percent over June 2012 numbers.
Nissan division posted sales of 81,866 units, an October record representing a gain of 15.4 percent from 70,928 deliveries the prior year. Infiniti reported sales of 9,152 in October, up 4.5 percent from 8,757 units a year earlier.
Sales of Rogue crossovers set an October record at 12,919 units, up 53.1 percent, as Nissan prepares to launch the all-new 2014 Rogue later this month.
"Nissan’s record October performance demonstrates that a Washington shutdown was not enough to shut down our sales momentum,” Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, sales and marketing and service and parts, Nissan U.S.A., said in a release. “With the all-new 2014 Rogue hitting dealer showrooms this month, we expect Nissan’s growth to continue to accelerate.”