The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company ($SMG) Cautious Buy or Hold to $79 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Stock ticker SMG
Live stock price [stckqut]SMG[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good
MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good
ANALYSIS
Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $87.36
Target stock price (averages with growth) $111.57
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $89.06
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $59.85

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=smg The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, (Scotts Miracle-Gro), along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of lawn and garden care products, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company operates in three segments: Global Consumer, Global Professional and Scotts LawnService. It customers include home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, food and drug stores, commercial nurseries and greenhouses, and specialty crop growers. The Company?s products are sold primarily in North America and the European Union. The Company also operates the Scotts LawnService business, which provides residential lawn care, lawn aeration, tree and shrub care and limited pest control services in the United States. during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, all Smith & Hawken stores were closed and all operational activities of Smith & Hawken were discontinued.

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in this stock as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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