The Brazilian company that most excites stock analysts makes faucets, toilets and fiberboard.
Duratex SA (DTEX3) has the highest consensus rating on the benchmark Bovespa index with 11 buys, 2 holds and no sells, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Three analysts raised ratings on the Sao Paulo-based construction-materials supplier in the past three months, the best percentage improvement of any stock.
President Dilma Rousseff’s stimulus measures such as halting a tax on industrial products have been a boost for Duratex, whose biggest shareholder is the holding company for bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA. (ITUB4) Duratex also has pared output costs, while a factory fire disrupted a rival’s production, said Maria Eduarda Lassance, an analyst and partner at Jardim Botanico Investimentos.
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