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Interesting Stocks To Watch - Nov. 1: DTG, PBH, ASIA, AVG, RGR, PSMI...

Interesting Stocks To Watch - Nov. 1: UNM, RM, TMH, PSMI, USU, PRE, NATL, AVG, NATH, ASIA, RGR, DTG, PBH

What makes these stocks interesting?

Unum Group (UNM) Q3 Profit Rises

- Q3 net income was $230.2 mln or $0.83/Shr versus $202.0 mln or $0.68/Shr last year.

- Q3 adj. income rose to $224.0 mln or $0.80/Shr from $223.1 mln or $0.75/Shr last year. Consensus - $0.77/Shr.

- Q3 revenues increased to $2.63 bln from $2.55 bln last year. Consensus - $2.61 bln.

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Regional Management Corp. (RM) Q3 Profit Increases

- Q3 net income rose 34.8% to $7.0 mln from $5.2 mln last year.

- Q3 EPS grew to $0.55 from $0.54 last year. Consensus - $0.55/Shr.

- Q3 revenues up 32.8% to $35.5 mln from $26.7 mln last year. Consensus - $33.22 mln.

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Team Health Holdings Inc. (TMH) Q3 Profit Up On Higher Revenues

- Q3 net income was $20.45 mln or $0.30/Shr versus $15.25 mln or $0.23/Shr last year.

- Q3 adj. income rose to $30.39 mln or $0.44/Shr from $22.93 mln or $0.34/Shr last year. Consensus - $0.40/Shr.

- Q3 total revenues grew 21.6% to $539.22 mln from $443.56 mln a year ago. Consensus - $522.37 mln.

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Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (PSMI) Swings To Profit In Q3; Issues Q4 Outlook

- Sees Q4 revenue in the range of $60 mln - $63 mln. Consensus - $61.42 mln.

- Expects Q4 GAAP gross margin in the range of 43.0% - 44.5%.

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USEC Inc. (USU) Turns To Profit In Q3; Reiterates FY12 Outlook

- Reiterates FY12 total revenue target of about $1.95 bln.

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PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) Q3 Profit Soars

- Q3 net income was $486.7 mln or $7.53/Shr versus $180.1 mln or $2.43/Shr last year.

- Q3 operating income was $244.4 mln or $3.90/Shr versus $164.5 mln or $2.41/Shr last year. Consensus - $2.08/Shr.

- Q3 total revenues rose to $1.63 bln from $1.49 bln last year. Consensus - $1.12 bln.

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National Interstate Corp. (NATL) Q3 Profit Up On Improved Underwriting & Investment Results

- Q3 net income was $9.02 mln or $0.46/Shr versus $5.83 mln or $0.30/Shr a year ago. Consensus - $0.41/Shr.

- Q3 total revenues rose to $125.5 mln from $116.9 mln last year. Consensus - $105.31 mln.

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AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) Q3 Profit Surges; Lifts FY12 Outlook

- Raises FY12 non-GAAP adj. EPS target to $1.34 - $1.36 from prior view of $1.15 - $1.20/Shr.

- Lifts FY12 revenue guidance range to $354.0 mln - $358.0 mln from prior view of $336.0 mln - $344.0 mln.

- Expects FY12 in the range of $50.0 mln - $51.0 mln or $0.91 - $0.93/Shr.

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Nathan's Famous Inc. (NATH) Q3 Profit Rises

- Q3 net income rose 25.4% to $2.85 mln from $2.27 mln last year.

- Q3 EPS grew 40.9% to $0.62 from $0.44 last year.

- Q3 non-GAAP income was $2.91 mln or $0.63/Shr versus $2.34 mln or $0.45/Shr a year ago.

- Q3 revenues increased 11.7% to $21.4 mln from $19.1 mln last year.

*** AsiaInfo-Linkage Inc. (ASIA) Q3 Profit Up; Issues Q4 Guidance

- Projects Q4 non-GAAP EPS in the range of $0.40 - $0.43. Consensus - $0.28/Shr.

- Expects Q4 net revenue in the range of $152 mln - $156 mln. Consensus - $145.07 mln.

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Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (RGR) Q3 Profit Up On Higher Sales

- Q3 EPS was $0.88 versus $0.56 last year. Consensus - $0.67/Shr.

- Q3 net income rose to $17.3 mln from $10.7 mln last year.

- Q3 total net sales grew to $118.2 mln from $80.5 mln last year.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (DTG) Lifts FY12 EPS View

- Now sees FY12 EPS in the range of $5.50 - $5.75, up from prior view of $5.25 - $5.70/Shr. Consensus - $5.51/Shr.

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Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. (PBH) Q3 Results Beat Estimates; Raises FY13 Outlook

- Lifts FY13 EPS target to $1.37 - $1.42 from $1.22 - $1.32. Consensus - $1.34/Shr.

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Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY) Raises FY12 Guidance

- Lifts FY12 adj. EPS target to $1.81 - $1.84 from prior view of $1.70 - $1.74/Shr. Consensus - $1.46/Shr.

- Raises FY12 net revenue outlook to a range $544 mln - $546 mln from prior guidance of $540 mln - $545 mln. Consensus - $539.57 mln.

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Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) Lifts FY13 Outlook

- Lifts FY13 sales target to a range of about $4.1 bln - $4.2 bln from previous guidance of $4.05 bln - $4.15 bln. Consensus - $4.14 bln.

- Raises FY13 EPS target to $7.40 - $7.70 from prior view of $7.00 - $7.30. Consensus - $7.11/Shr.

by RTT Staff Writer

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