Stewart Enterprises, Inc. ($STEI) Cautious Buy or Hold to $10 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
Stock ticker STEI
Live stock price [stckqut]STEI[/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) $9.36
Target stock price (averages with growth) $11.85
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $9.55
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $9.08

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=stei

Stewart Enterprises, Inc. is a provider of funeral and cemetery products and services in the death care industry in the United States. Through its subsidiaries, it provide a range of funeral and cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis. The Company operates in two segments: Funeral and Cemetery. As of October 31, 2010, its operations included 217 funeral homes and 140 cemeteries in 24 states within the United States and in Puerto Rico. It operates one or more of the death care facilities in each of its markets, which are in larger metropolitan areas in the Southern, Western, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western states. It operates its funeral homes and cemeteries in clusters. Clusters are groups of funeral homes and cemeteries located close enough to one another that their operations can be integrated.

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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