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Friday, September 30, 2011

Freeport McMoran (FCX) (AZZ) (NST) (FUL) (CLC) Declare Dividends

Freeport McMoran (FCX), AZZ Incorporated (AZZ), CLARCOR Inc. (CLC), NSTAR (NST) and HB Fuller Co. (FUL) declared dividends.

The Board of Directors of Freeport McMoran declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.25 per share payable 11/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10/15/11.

The Board of Directors of AZZ Incorporated declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.25 per share payable 10/31/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10/14/11.

The Board of Directors of CLARCOR Inc. declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.12 per share payable 10/21/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10/11/11.

The Board of Directors of NSTAR declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.425 per share payable 11/1/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10/21/11.

The Board of Directors of HB Fuller Co. declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.075 per share payable 10/27/11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on 10/13/11.

Are Intel (INTC) (MSFT) (HPQ) (DELL) (NOK) (RIMM) (CSCO) Tech Dinosaurs?

According to Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad, tech giants like Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia (NOK), Hewlett Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL) and Research in Motion (RIMM) may be the next dinosaurs of the tech world.

Ahmad said, “Intel, Microsoft (MSFT), Hewlett Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL), Nokia (NOK), Research in Motion (RIMM) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) et al could face the same plight as the tech dinosaurs (née titans) of yester-year.”

He wasn't completely negative on the sector, noting the turnarounds by IBM (IBM) and Apple (AAPL), which faced similar problems in the past.

Especially worrisome for Ahmad were RIM, Intel and Dell, which he says RIM and Intel are in denial or Dell has no idea where it's going.

On why some of these tech companies have been able to survive against past failures, Ahmad said this:

My take is that the tremendous cash balances and cash flows of these companies have allowed them to survive in ways that DEC and Tandy, and Commodore and Data General and Wang Labs could not. Also, the rise of leverage in the last two years has allowed them to merge and acquire, and thereby morph, in ways never dreamed of when tech companies were primarily driven by a single product or product family.
I also think Nokia is making the right decisions, and even though they're going through a tough transitional stage, lowering costs and commiting to Microsoft's platform for their smartphone should make them a much stronger competitor. A strong balance sheet has helped them navigate through the choppy waters as well. The question is execution for them, and if they can, the stock could take off again. It appears investors are ready to push it up once they start releasing new smartphones into the market.

Some failures Ahmed pointed out were Sun, Yahoo (YHOO), Lotus, Polaroid and Kodak (EK).

Peabody (BTU) (CNX) (CLD) Top Coal Picks of Credit Suisse (CS)

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) says among coal firms they like those with more thermal exposure, such as Peabody Energy (BTU), Consol Energy (CNX) and Cloud Peak Energy (CLD).

The giant bank cited an improving thermal market in the U.S. as the catalyst behind their assertion.

Coal companies like Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) and Arch Coal (ACI) are less desirable in the eyes of Credit Suisse, as they have more exposure to metallurgical coal.

Credit Suisse noted that the drawdown in inventory of 18 million tons in the U.S. was the highest since 1995.

They see the thermal coal market in the U.S. to continue to be strong.

Peabody was trading at $34.44, down $1.54, or 4.28 percent, as of 11:01 AM EDT. Consol Energy was at $34.52. down $0.50, or 1.43 percent. Cloud Peak Energy was at $17.37, falling $0.38, or 2.14 percent.

HSBC (HBC) (GM) (KNX) (LVLT) (OKE) (RF) Ratings, Price Targets Changed

HSBC (HBC), General Motors (GM), Knight Transportation (KNX), Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Oneok (OKE) and Regions Financial (RF) had their ratings and price targets adjusted by analysts.

General Motors (GM) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $24. They have a "Hold" rating on the company.

HSBC (HBC) had its price target lowered by UBS (NYSE:UBS) to $41.49. They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

Knight Transportation (KNX) had its price target cut by Keybanc to $18 a share. They have a "Buy" rating on the company.

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) had its price target lowered by UBS to $1.80. They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

Oneok (OKE) was upgraded by Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) from "Market Perform" to an "Outperform."

Regions Financial (RF) had its price target cut by Jefferies to $4. They have a "Hold" rating on the company.

Actuant (ATU) (CLS) (CSBH) (DLB) (FTI) Ratings, Price Targets Changed

Actuant (ATU), Celestica (CLS), Commerce Bancshares (CSBH), Dolby (DLB) and FMC Technologies (FTI) had their ratings and price targets adjusted by analysts.

Actuant (ATU) had its price target cut by BMO to $29 a share. They have an "Outperform" rating on the company.

Celestica (CLS) had a "Market Perform" rating placed on them by BMO Capital. They have a price target of $8.50 on the company.

Commerce Bancshares (CSBH) had Guggenheim Securities place a "Neutral" rating on them. They have a price target of $37 on the company.

Dolby (DLB) had its price target cut by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). They have a price target of $26 on the company.

FMC Technologies (FTI) was upgraded by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) to an "Overweight" rating. They have a price target of $59 on the company.

Micron (MU) (JNPR) (AMD) (PAYX) (CVC) (FDO) Price Targets, Ratings Changed

Micron Technology (MU), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), Cablevision Systems (CVC) and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) ratings and price targets were adjusted by analysts.

Micron Technology (MU) had its numbers cut at Baird. They have an "Outperform" rating and and price target of $10 on the company.

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $12.00 to $8.50. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $32.00.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) had its price target raised by Wedbush to $55.00.

Cablevision Systems (CVC) had its price target cut at UBS (NYSE:UBS) to $18. They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

Juniper Networks (JNPR) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $22. They have a "Neutral" rating on the company.

BofA (BAC), (AA) Closing Out Quarter As Worst Performer in Dow

It appears Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Alcoa (NYSE:AA) will close out the quarter as the two worst performers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

For the second quarter in a row Bank of America is poised to end with the biggest decline, falling by 42 percent so far, followed by Alcoa, which has dropped 37 percent.

Bank of America also has the dubious distinction being the stock priced the lowest on the exchange, trading today at only $6.20, down $0.15, or 2.36 percent, as of 9:57 AM EDT.

Alcoa was trading at $9.79, down $0.27, or 2.68 percent, as of 9:51 AM EDT.

Qiagen (QGEN) (ALR) (OLN) (AMD) (MIPS) (ANFGY) (DVA) (DRQ) Downgraded

Qiagen (NASDAQ: QGEN), Alere Inc (NYSE: ALR), Olin Co. (NYSE: OLN), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), Antofagasta plc (OTC: ANFGY), DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and Dril-Quip (NYSE: DRQ) were downgraded by analysts.

Qiagen (QGEN) was downgraded by Mizuho from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Alere Inc. (ALR) was downgraded by Mizuho from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Olin Co. (OLN) was downgraded by Susquehanna from a “Positive” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was downgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (MIPS) was downgraded by Benchmark Co. from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Antofagasta plc (ANFGY) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $77.00 on the company.

Dril-Quip (DRQ) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $72.00 on the company.

Fossil (FOSL) (GM) (ITMN) (ITRI) (KMT) (LECO) (LXK) Price Targets Changed

Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL), General Motors (NYSE: GM), InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN), Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LECO) and Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Fossil (FOSL) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $105.00.

General Motors (GM) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $24.00.

InterMune, Inc. (ITMN) had its price target raised by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $28.00.

Itron, Inc. (ITRI) had its price target lowered by Wunderlich from $38.00 to $22.00. They have a “Sell” rating on the company.

Kennametal Inc. (KMT) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $45.00.

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (LECO) had its price target lowered by Longbow Research from $48.00 to $40.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Lexmark International, Inc. (LXK) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $30.00.

Evercore (EVR) (SIRO) (EW) (PAYX) (FDO) (OKS) Price Targets Changed

Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR), Sirona Dental (NASDAQ: SIRO), Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW), Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) and Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR) had its price target lowered by Ticonderoga from $37.00 to $26.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Sirona Dental (SIRO) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $58.00.

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $75.00.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $34.00 to $30.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $70.00.

Oneok Partners LP (OKS) had its price target raised by RBC Capital from $47.00 to $52.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Veeco (VECO) (ATU) (VCI) (CAB) (THOR) (EFII) Price Targets Changed

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO), Actuant Co. (NYSE: ATU), Valassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCI), Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE: CAB), Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THOR) and Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO) had its price target lowered by Kaufman Brothers from $59.00 to $40.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Actuant Co. (ATU) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $29.00 to $25.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI) had its price target lowered by Benchmark Co. from $37.00 to $28.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Cabela’s Incorporated (CAB) had its price target lowered by Longbow Research from $33.00 to $29.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Thor Industries, Inc. (THOR) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $25.00.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) had its price target analysts at Citigroup to $15.00.

Wynn (WYNN) (AIXG) (WRC) (AMD) (XRAY) (ATU) Price Targets Changed

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN), Aixtron AG (NASDAQ: AIXG), The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE: WRC), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) and Actuant Co. (NYSE: ATU) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $140.00.

Aixtron AG (AIXG) had its price target lowered by Kaufman Brothers from $37.00 to $22.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

The Warnaco Group, Inc. (WRC) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $54.00.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had its price target lowered by Citigroup to $8.00.

DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $34.00.

Actuant Co. (ATU) had its price target raised by Citigroup to $26.00.

Maximus (MMS) (HMSY) (KKR) (LPLA) (MGLN) Get New Coverage

Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS), Hms Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: HMSY), KKR (NYSE: KKR), LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA) and Magellan Health Services Inc (NASDAQ: MGLN) get new coverage from analysts.

BB&T (NYSE:BBT) initiated coverage on Maximus Inc. (MMS). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

BB&T initiated coverage on Hms Holdings Corporation (HMSY). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

Sterne Agee initiated coverage on KKR (KKR). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $18.00 on the company.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (LPLA). They placed a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

BB&T initiated coverage on Magellan Health Services Inc. (MGLN). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $60.00 on the company.

Ryanair (RYAAY) (DLAKY) (RIGL) (DRC) (PRSC) (FTI) Get New Coverage

Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (OTC: DLAKY), Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL), Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC), The Providence Service Co. (NASDAQ: PRSC) and FMC Tech (NYSE: FTI) get new coverage from analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RIGL). They placed an “Overweight” rating and a price target of $14.00 on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Dresser-Rand (DRC). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

BB&T (NYSE:BBT) initiated coverage on The Providence Service Co. (PRSC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $15.00 on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on FMC Tech (FTI). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

Agnico-Eagle (AEM) (TA) (BX) (SNSS) (CBSH) (CLS) Get New Coverage

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM), TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA), The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX), Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS), Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) and Celestica (NYSE: CLS) get new coverage from analysts.

HSBC (NYSE:HBC) initiated coverage on Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (AEM). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on TravelCenters of America LLC (TA). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Sterne Agee initiated coverage on The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $15.00 on the company.

MLV Capital initiated coverage on Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNSS). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $3.50 on the company.

Guggenheim initiated coverage on Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (CBSH). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Celestica (CLS). They placed a “Market Perform” rating and a price target of $8.50 on the company.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Netflix (NFLX) (HME) (KR) (MCO) (MELI) (PAYX) Ratings Reiterated

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Home Properties (NYSE: HME), Kroger (NYSE: KR), Moodys Corporation (NYSE: MCO), MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELI) and Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) had ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Netflix, Inc. (NFLX).

Morgan Keegan reiterated its "Outperform" rating on Home Properties (HME).

Citigroup (NYSE:C) reiterated its "Hold" rating on Kroger (KR).

Piper Jaffray reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Moodys Corporation (MCO).

Piper Jaffray reiterated its "Overweight" rating on MercadoLibre, Inc. (MELI). They have a price target of $100.00 on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reiterated its "Underweight" rating on Paychex, Inc. (PAYX).

Apple (AAPL) (YUM) (AGO) (WAL) (ATHN) (RSH) Ratings Reiterated

Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE: AGO), Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL), AthenaHealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) and RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) had ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its "Buy" rating on Apple, Inc. (AAPL).

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM). They have a price target of $65.00 on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its "Overweight" rating on Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO). They have a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Jefferies reiterated its "Buy" rating on Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL).

Piper Jaffray reiterated its "Overweight" rating on AthenaHealth (ATHN). They have a price target of $68.00 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) reiterated its "Buy" rating on RadioShack (RSH).

Medifast (MED) (HII) (ITW) (KLAC) (LNC) (LQDT) (LRCX) Get New Coverage

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), Huntington Ingalls (NYSE: HII), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC), Lincoln National Co. (NYSE: LNC), Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) and Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ: LRCX) get new coverage from analysts.

Auriga initiated coverage on Medifast, Inc. (MED). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $27.00 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Huntington Ingalls (HII). They placed a “Sell” rating and a price target of $21.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on KLA-Tencor (KLAC). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $43.00 on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on Lincoln National Co. (LNC). They placed a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Liquidity Services (LQDT). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $41.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Lam Research Co. (LRCX). They placed an “Overweight” rating and a price target of $56.00 on the company.

Navistar (NAV) (FIO) (MTW) (GEF) (MET) (HIG) Get New Coverage

Navistar (NYSE: NAV), Fusion-Io Inc. (NYSE: FIO), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), Greif (NYSE: GEF), MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) and Hartford Financial (NYSE: HIG) get new coverage from analysts.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Navistar (NAV). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Lazard Capital initiated coverage on Fusion-Io Inc. (FIO). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Greif (GEF). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $56.00 on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on MetLife, Inc. (MET). They placed a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on Hartford Financial (HIG). They placed a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Verifone (PAY) (DISH) (NVLS) (DTV) (NTRI) (ETN) Get New Coverage

Verifone (NYSE: PAY), DISH (NASDAQ: DISH), Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS), DirecTV (NYSE: DTV), NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN) get new coverage from analysts.

Argus initiated coverage on Verifone (PAY). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $55.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on DISH (DISH). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS). They placed an “Overweight” rating and a price target of $35.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on DirecTV (DTV). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $19.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Eaton Corp. (ETN). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Photronics (PLAB) (CMI) (PFG) (CVC) (PCAR) (DE) Get New Coverage

Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB), Cummins (NYSE: CMI), Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: PFG), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) and Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) get new coverage from analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Photronics, Inc. (PLAB). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $6.50 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Cummins (CMI). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Cablevision (CVC). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on PACCAR (PCAR). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Deere & Company (DE). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Silgan (SLGN) (CAT) (SGNT) (CHTR) (PRU) (CMCSA) Get New Coverage

Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ: SLGN), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGNT), Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and Comcast Co. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) get new coverage from analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Silgan Holdings (SLGN). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGNT). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $25.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Comcast Co. (CMCSA). They placed an “Overweight” rating on the company.

SYSCO (SYY) (APKT) (SONS) (BSFT) ( TEX) (BIOS) Get New Coverage

SYSCO Co. (NYSE: SYY), Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONS), Broadsoft Inc (NASDAQ: BSFT), Terex Co. (NYSE: TEX) and BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) get new coverage from analysts.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage onSYSCO Co. (SYY). They placed an “Underperform” rating and a price target of $23.00 on the company.

Northland Securities initiated coverage on Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $63.00 on the company.

Northland Securities initiated coverage on Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS). They placed a “Positive” rating and a price target of $2.25 on the company.

Northland Securities initiated coverage on Broadsoft Inc. (BSFT). They placed a “Positive” rating and a price target of $38.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on Terex Co. (TEX). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

BB&T (NYSE:BBT) initiated coverage on BioScrip Inc. (BIOS). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $10.00 on the company.

Apple (AAPL) (TWC) (UNM) (AFL) (WTW) (AGCO) Get New Coverage

Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), AFLAC (NYSE: AFL), Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) and AGCO Corp. (NASDAQ: AGCO) get new coverage from analysts.

Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Apple, Inc. (AAPL). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $495.00 on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Time Warner Cable (TWC). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on Unum Group (UNM). They placed a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

RBC Capital initiated coverage on AFLAC (AFL).

Auriga initiated coverage on Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $71.00 on the company.

Barclays Capital initiated coverage on AGCO Corp. (AGCO). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Perrigo (PRGO) (LH) (NCT) (ORLY) (PAET) (PM) (PNC) Price Targets Changed

Perrigo (NASDAQ: PRGO), Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH), Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT), O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY), PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET), Philip Morris (NYSE: PM) and PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Perrigo (PRGO) had its price target raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from $88.00 to $102.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from $107.00 to $95.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Newcastle Investment Corp. (NCT) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $8.00 to $6.50. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) had its price target raised by Deutsche Bank from $70.00 to $77.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

PAETEC Holding Corp. (PAET) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from $5.50 to $7.25. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Philip Morris (PM) had its price target lowered by Citigroup to $68.00.

PNC Financial Services (PNC) had its price target raised by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from $56.00 to $57.00.

First Solar (FSLR) (SFY) (JBL) (RLD) (JPM) (KEY) Price Targets Changed

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Swift Energy (NYSE: SFY), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), RealD Inc (NYSE: RLD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and KeyBanc (NYSE: KEY) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $154.00 to $120.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Swift Energy (SFY) had its price target raised by Canaccord Genuity to $55.00. They cited valuation as the catalyst behind the call.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $22.00.

RealD Inc. (RLD) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $27.00.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from $49.00 to $45.00.

KeyBanc (KEY) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs from $7.50 to $7.00.

SunPower (SPWRA) (DGX) (SNX) (DIS) (SMSC) (ELGX) Price Targets Changed

SunPower Co. (NASDAQ: SPWRA), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), SYNNEX Co. (NYSE: SNX), Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), Standard Microsystems Co. (NASDAQ: SMSC) and Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

SunPower Co. (SPWRA) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $15.00 to $12.50. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from $61.00 to $54.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

SYNNEX Co. (SNX) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $36.00.

Walt Disney (DIS) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $37.00.

Standard Microsystems Co. (SMSC) had its price target lowered by Needham & Company from $36.00 to $34.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray to $10.50.

Walgreen (WAG) (BONA) (USB) (CALX) (TSL) (COL) Price Targets Changed

Walgreen (NYSE: WAG), Bona Film Group (NASDAQ: BONA), US Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Calix Networks (NASDAQ: CALX), Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Walgreen (WAG) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $46.00.

Bona Film Group (BONA) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $8.50.

US Bancorp (USB) had its price target raised by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from $28.00 to $29.00.

Calix Networks (CALX) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs to $12.00.

Trina Solar (TSL) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $15.00 to $12.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Rockwell Collins (COL) had its price target raised by Jefferies to $58.00.

Citigroup (C) (BAC) (WFR) (BCR) (WFC) (BKU) Price Targets Changed

Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (NYSE: WFR), C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR), Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Citigroup (C) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from $41.00 to $35.00.

Bank of America (BAC) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs from $10.00 to $9.00.

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $11.00 to $9.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) had its price target lowered by Morgan Keegan from $107.00 to $105.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) had its price target raised by Goldman Sachs from $33.00 to $34.00.

BankUnited (BKU) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs from $27.00 to $24.00.

Yingli (YGE) (AMSC) (WOOF) (ASH) (WLL) (ATML) Price Targets Changed

Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE), American Superconductor Co. (NASDAQ: AMSC), VCA Antech, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE: WLL) and Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (YGE) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $3.00 to $2.00. They have a “Sell” rating on the company.

American Superconductor Co. (AMSC) had its price target lowered by Ardour Capital from $6.50 to $4.50. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

VCA Antech, Inc. (WOOF) had its price target lowered by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $19.00.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $56.00.

Whiting Petroleum Co. (WLL) had its price target lowered by Dahlman Rose from $73.00 to $50.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Atmel (ATML) had its price target lowered by Wedbush to $13.00.

MedQuist (MEDH) (KMB) (LSI) (MJN) (NGSX) Downgraded

MedQuist Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDH), Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB), LSI Co. (NYSE: LSI), Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN) and NeurogesX, Inc (NASDAQ: NGSX) were downgraded by analysts.

Kimberly Clark Corp. (KMB) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

LSI Co. (LSI) was downgraded by Avian from a “Positive” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

MB Financial, Inc. (MBFI) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from an “Outperform” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

MedQuist Holdings Inc. (MEDH) was downgraded by Lazard Capital from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) was downgraded by Citigroup from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $80.00 on the company.

NeurogesX, Inc. (NGSX) was downgraded by Wedbush to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $2.00 on the company.

DHT (DHT) (NYB) (GLP) (HOGS) (IFT) Downgraded

DHT Holdings Inc (NYSE: DHT), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYB), Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP), ZHONGPIN INC. (NASDAQ: HOGS) and Imperial Holdings (NYSE: IFT) were downgraded by analysts.

DHT Holdings Inc. (DHT) was downgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYB) was downgraded by Susquehanna from a “Positive” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Global Partners LP (GLP) was downgraded by Bank of America from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

ZHONGPIN INC. (HOGS) was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets to a “Neutral” rating.

Imperial Holdings (IFT) was downgraded by FBR Capital from an “Outperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating. They have a price target of $6.20 on the company, down from $15.00.

Teekay (TNK) (BIOD) (UMBF) (BZ) (RL) (CL) Downgraded

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK), Biodel (NASDAQ: BIOD), UMB Financial Co. (NASDAQ: UMBF), Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ), Polo Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE: RL) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) were downgraded by analysts.

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (TNK) was downgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Biodel (BIOD) was downgraded by Wedbush from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $1.00 on the company.

UMB Financial Co. (UMBF) was downgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Underperform” rating.

Boise Inc. (BZ) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $7.00 on the company.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp (RL) was downgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $160.00 on the company.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) was downgraded by Citigroup from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Comerica (CMA) (SFD) (GCAP) (NEOG) (IVN) (MAS) (MWV) Upgraded

Comerica (NYSE: CMA), Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD), Gain Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: GCAP), Neogen Co. (NASDAQ: NEOG), Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (NYSE: IVN), Masco Co. (NYSE: MAS) and MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE: MWV) were upgraded by analysts.

Comerica (CMA) was upgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Underperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. (SFD) was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Gain Capital Holdings (GCAP) was upgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Neogen Co. (NEOG) was upgraded by Craig Hallum from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (IVN) was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $24.00 on the company, down from $28.00.

Masco Co. (MAS) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV) was upgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $30.00 on the company, down from $40.00.

SYNNEX (SNX) (AUXL) (YARIY) (BMRN) (VMED) (BRGYY) (TLP) Upgraded

SYNNEX Co. (NYSE: SNX), Auxilium Pharma (NASDAQ: AUXL), Yara International ASA (NASDAQ: YARIY), Biomarin Pharm (NASDAQ: BMRN), Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED), BG Group plc (NASDAQ: BRGYY) and TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE: TLP) were upgraded by analysts.

SYNNEX Co. (SNX) was upgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Auxilium Pharma (AUXL) was upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $25.00 on the company, up from $22.00.

Yara International ASA (YARIY) was upgraded by Chardan Capital Markets from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They cited valuation as the catalyst behind the call.

Biomarin Pharma (BMRN) was upgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $40.00 on the company, up from $27.00.

Virgin Media (VMED) was upgraded by Nomura from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

BG Group plc (BRGYY) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (TLP) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $38.00 on the company.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First Solar (FSLR) (BAC) (YGE) (SPWRA) (TSL) (BAC) (SFY) Price Targets Changed

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE), SunPower Co. (NASDAQ: SPWRA), Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Swift Energy (NYSE: SFY) had price targets on them adjusted by analysts.

Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. (YGE) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $3.00 to $2.00. They have a “Sell” rating on the company.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) had its price target lowered by analysts at Auriga from $154.00 to $120.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

SunPower Co. (SPWRA) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $15.00 to $12.50. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Trina Solar (TSL) had its price target lowered by Auriga from $15.00 to $12.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Bank of America (BAC) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from $10.00 to $9.00.

Swift Energy (SFY) had its price target raised by Canaccord Genuity to $55.00. They cited valuation as the catalyst behind the call.

Ivanhoe (IVN) (DDAIF) (EQY) (GEL) (HEP) Upgraded

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (NYSE: IVN), Daimler AG (OTC: DDAIF), Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: HEP) were upgraded by analysts.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (IVN) was upgraded by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Daimler AG (DDAIF) was upgraded by Credit Suisse from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Equity One, Inc. (EQY) was upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Genesis Energy, L.P. (GEL) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $27.00 on the company.

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP) was upgraded by UBS AG from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $55.00 on the company.

NCI (NCIT) (BSX) (CLX) (KIM) Upgraded

NCI Inc. (NASDAQ: NCIT), Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX) and Kimco Realty Co. (NYSE: KIM) were upgraded by analysts.

NCI Inc. (NCIT) was upgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from an “Underperform” rating to a “Market Perform” rating.

Boston Scientific (BSX) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Underweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Clorox Co. (CLX) was upgraded by Caris & Company from a “Below Average” rating to an “Average” rating. They have a price target of $66.00 on the company, up from $60.00.

Kimco Realty Co. (KIM) was upgraded by Robert W. Baird from an “Underperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $18.00 on the company.

Tesco (TSCDY) (AFFY) (SYK) (BAX) (RUSHA) (BG) Upgraded

Tesco PLC (OTC: TSCDY), Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFY), Stryker (NYSE: SYK), Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA) and Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) were upgraded by analysts.

Tesco PLC (OTC: TSCDY) was upgraded by HSBC (NYSE:HBC) from an “Underweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Affymax, Inc. (AFFY) was upgraded by WBB Securities from a “Buy” rating to a “Strong Buy” rating. They have a price target of $8.00 on the company.

Stryker (NYSE: SYK) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) was upgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

Rush Enterprises, Inc. (RUSHA) was upgraded by Morgan Keegan from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $19.00 on the company, down from $22.00.

Bunge Limited (BG) was upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $88.00 on the company.

CTC Media (CTCM) (DLAKY) (GOL) (HOGS) (RYAAY) Downgraded

CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCM), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (OTC: DLAKY), Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (NYSE: GOL), ZHONGPIN INC. (NASDAQ: HOGS) and Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) were downgraded by analysts.

CTC Media, Inc. (CTCM) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

ZHONGPIN INC. (HOGS) was downgraded by Maxim Group from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Zimmer (ZMH) (ABT) (WMS) (AHONY) (SKM) (COMV) Downgraded

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS), Koninklijke (OTC: AHONY), Sk Telecom Corporation (NYSE: SKM) and Comverge Inc (NASDAQ: COMV) were downgraded by analysts.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) was downgraded by Sterne Agee from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $22.00 on the company, down from $33.00.

Koninklijke Ahold (AHONY) was downgraded by HSBC (NYSE:HBC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underweight” rating.

Sk Telecom Corporation (SKM) was downgraded by HSBC from an “Overweight” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Comverge Inc. (COMV) was downgraded by Macquarie from an “Outperform” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Jabil (JBL) (FGP) (FNFG) (FRT) (IDTI) Price Targets Changed

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP), First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), Federal Realty Inv. Trust (NYSE: FRT) and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDTI) had their price targets changed by analysts.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $21.00.

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $16.50.

First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (FNFG) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $16.00 to $12.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Federal Realty Inv. Trust (FRT) had its price target lowered by Robert W. Baird from $92.00 to $90.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDTI) had its price target lowered by Canaccord Genuity from $8.00 to $7.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Motricity (MOTR) (DLTR) (LM) (DVA) (KEYW) (EMC) Price Targets Changed

Motricity Inc (NASDAQ: MOTR), Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM), DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), KEYW Holding (NASDAQ: KEYW) and EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) had their price targets changed by analysts.

Motricity Inc. (MOTR) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $2.00.

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) had its price target raised by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $86.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $31.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

DaVita Inc. (DVA) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $92.00.

KEYW Holding (KEYW) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $18.00 to $15.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

EMC Corp. (EMC) had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley to $33.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Stryker (SYK) (CHD) (REG) (CPO) (RAH) (DF) Price Targets Changed

Stryker (NYSE: SYK), Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD), Regency Centers (NYSE: REG), Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RAH) and Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) had their price targets changed by analysts.

Stryker (SYK) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $68.00 to $61.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) had its price target raised by Oppenheimer from $44.00 to $50.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Regency Centers (REG) had its price target lowered by Robert W. Baird from $46.00 to $42.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Corn Products International, Inc. (CPO) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $68.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. (RAH) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $91.00 to $84.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Dean Foods Co. (DF) had its price target lowered by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $14.00.

Yahoo! (YHOO) (AFL) (ZLCS) (ALXN) (TROX) (ASIA) Price Targets Changed

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), AFLAC (NYSE: AFL), Zalicus Inc (NASDAQ: ZLCS), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), Tronox (NASDAQ: TROX) and AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) had their price targets changed by analysts.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) had its price target raised by Benchmark Co. from $15.00 to $17.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

AFLAC (AFL) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $37.00.

Zalicus Inc. (ZLCS) had its price target lowered by Oppenheimer from $4.00 to $3.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) had its price target raised by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $78.00.

Tronox (TROX) had its price target lowered by Ticonderoga from $200.00 to $166.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (ASIA) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank to $18.00.

F5 Networks (FFIV) (CPLA) (ESI) (HEK) (IT) (LOPE) Get New Coverage

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), Capella Education (NASDAQ: CPLA), ITT Educational Services Inc (NYSE: ESI), Heckmann Co. (NYSE: HEK), Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) and Grand Canyon Education Incorporated (NASDAQ: LOPE) getting new coverage from analysts.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Capella Education (CPLA). They placed a “Market Perform” rating and a price target of $32.00 on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI). They placed a “market perform” rating and a price target of $64.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on F5 Networks (FFIV). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $70.00 on the company.

Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage on Heckmann Co. (HEK). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $7.50 on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Gartner, Inc. (IT). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $35.00 on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Grand Canyon Education Incorporated (LOPE). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $19.00 on the company.

Panera (PNRA) (ARUN) (PDS) (BPI) (MMS) (CPE) Get New Coverage

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA), Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), Precision Drilling (NYSE: PDS), Bridgepoint Education Inc (NYSE: BPI), Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS) and Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) getting new coverage from analysts.

Lazard Capital initiated coverage on Panera Bread Company (PNRA). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $137.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $21.00 on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage on Precision Drilling (PDS). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $16.00 on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI). They placed a “Market Perform” rating and a price target of $22.00 on the company.

JMP Securities initiated coverage on Maximus Inc. ( MMS). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $41.00 on the company.

Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on Callon Petroleum Company (CPE). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $5.00 on the company.

Strayer (STRA) (AMCX) (SAM) (APEI) (RVBD) (ARAY) Get New Coverage

Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA), AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM), American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI), Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) and Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) getting new coverage from analysts.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA). They placed a “Market Perform” rating and a price target of $85.00 on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on AMC Networks (AMCX). They placed a “Sell” rating and a price target of $30.00 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $79.00 on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on American Public Education (APEI). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD). They placed an “Underperform” rating and a price target of $15.00 on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Accuray Incorporated (ARAY). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

UniTek (UNTK) (AH) (VRA) (AHT) (STZ) (ALXN) Get New Coverage

UniTek Global Services Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTK), Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH), Vera Bradley, Inc. (NYSE: VRA), Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT), Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) getting new coverage from analysts.

Wunderlich initiated coverage on UniTek Global Services Inc. (UNTK). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $9.00 on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Accretive Health, Inc. (AH). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $29.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $50.00 on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage on Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ). Theys placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $74.00 on the company.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nokia (NOK) Begins Shipping N9 Smartphones

In what will probably the first and only device from Nokia (NYSE:NOK) based on the MeeGo open platform, the N9 smartphone began shipping today, but not in the United States, as Nokia has previously stated.

The N9 will include storage in a range of 16GB to 64 GB, voice-guided maps, polycarbonate shell, and free navigation. Also included is a swipe feature empowering the user to go back to the home screen.

It is priced at $650 to $750 before dealer discounts.

The next release for Nokia will be its first smartphone using Windows Phone 7, the operating system build by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). That is expected to come in the latter part of 2011.

Nokia was trading at $5.69, up $0.22, or 4.02 percent, as of 12:59 PM EDT.

Gold Prices Jump as Bargain Hunters Return

Several elements have contributed to the recent sell off in gold, with the primary one being investors covering losses in other investment vehicles.

Bargain hunters are circling gold today as options expiration has them looking for deals after the 12 percent four-day sell off.

Gold for December delivery was adding $67.40 at $1,662.10 an ounce at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. It almost reached $1,800 an ounce before the markets opened in New York.

Those unfamiliar with gold are questioning whether the run is over, showing they completely misunderstand the reasons behind the decade-long soaring of gold prices.

The endless pouring of money into the market by the Federal Reserve, and the enormous debt crisis the Western world faces are the primary motivators behind the support of gold prices, and absolutely nothing has changed in that regard, so gold prices will continue to rise for a long time to come, as the Obama recession continues.

Barrick Gold (ABX) was trading at $48.42, gaining $1.03, or 2.17 percent, as of 12:24 PM EDT. Newmont Mining (NEM) was at $64.75, up $0.36, or 0.56 percent. Eldorado (EGO) was at $18.22, jumping $0.46, or 2.59 percent. Yamana (AUY) was trading at $14.50, up $0.34, or 2.40 percent. Novagold (NG) was trading at $7.34, up $0.06, or 0.82 percent.

First Solar (FSLR) (NFLX) (EXPE) (FHN) (FWLT) (KLAC) (MLHR) (MLM) Upgraded

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), First Horizon National Co. (NYSE: FHN), Foster Wheeler Ltd. (NASDAQ: FWLT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC), Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM) were upgraded by analysts.

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) was upgraded by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $33.00 on the company.

First Horizon National Co. (FHN) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $11.00 on the company.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) was upgraded by Maxim Group from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (FWLT) was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $32.00 on the company.

KLA-Tencor (KLAC) was upgraded by Susquehanna from a “Neutral” rating to a “Positive” rating.

Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) was upgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM) was upgraded by Longbow Research from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $77.00 on the company.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) was upgraded by Merriman Curhan Ford from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Occidental (OXY) (DVR) (NVLS) (EL) (NVE) (EOG) (NUVA) Upgraded

Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE: OXY), Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE: DVR), Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS), Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL), NV Energy (NYSE: NVE), EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) and NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) were upgraded by analysts.

Occidental Petroleum Co. (OXY) was upgraded by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Cal Dive International, Inc. (DVR) was upgraded by CapitalOne Southcoast to a “Neutral” rating.

Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS) was upgraded by Susquehanna to a “Neutral” rating.

Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (EL) was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $113.00 on the company.

NV Energy (NVE) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

EOG Resources (EOG) was upgraded by CapitalOne Southcoast from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

NuVasive (NUVA) was upgraded by Capstone from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Ternium (TX) (ASML) (SWY) (CX) (PNM) (DANOY) Upgraded

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX), ASML Holding (NASDAQ: ASML), Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE: CX), PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE: PNM) and Groupe Danone SA (OTC: DANOY) were upgraded by analysts.

Ternium S.A. (TX) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

ASML Holding (ASML) was upgraded by Susquehanna from a “Neutral” rating to a “Positive” rating.

Safeway Inc. (SWY) was upgraded by Longbow Research from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Cemex SAB de CV (CX) was upgraded by Barclays Capital from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating.

PNM Resources, Inc. (PNM) was upgraded by Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Groupe Danone SA (DANOY) was upgraded by ING Group from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

W&T Offshore (WTI) (ABVT) (UTX) (ALKS) (TYG) (AMD) Upgraded

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI), AboveNet Inc (NASDAQ: ABVT), United Technologies Co. (NYSE: UTX), Alkermes Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS), Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Closed Fund (NYSE: TYG) and Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) were upgraded by analysts.

W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) was upgraded by CapitalOne Southcoast to a “Neutral” rating.

AboveNet Inc. (ABVT) was upgraded by Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) from an “Outperform” rating to a “Buy” rating.

United Technologies Co. (UTX) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $95.00 on the company.

Alkermes Inc. (ALKS) was upgraded by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $21.00 on the company, up from $19.00.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Closed Fund (TYG) was upgraded by Robert W. Baird from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating. They have a price target of $41.00 on the company.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was upgraded by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $9.00 on the company.

Goodrich (GR) (FCFS) (KIM) (PBCT) Downgraded

Goodrich Co. (NYSE: GR), First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCFS), Kimco Realty Co. (NYSE: KIM) and People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) were downgraded by analysts.

First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (FCFS) was downgraded by Sterne Agee from a “Neutral” rating to an “Underperform” rating. They have a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Goodrich Co. (GR) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Overweight” rating to an “Equal Weight” rating.

Kimco Realty Co. (KIM) was downgraded by ISI Group from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT) was downgraded by Morgan Stanley from an “Overweight” rating to an “Equal Weight” rating. They have a price target of $16.00 on the company.

Cisco (CSCO) (VNO) (NSRGY) (DCT) (EE) Downgraded

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), Nestle (OTC: NSRGY), DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT) and El Paso Electric (NYSE: EE) were downgraded by analysts.

Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) was downgraded by ISI Group from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) was downgraded by Miller Tabak from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Nestle (OTC: NSRGY) was downgraded by ING Group from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT) was downgraded by ISI Group from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

El Paso Electric (EE) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Marvell (MRVL) (LBTYA) (LEN) (MKC) (NIHD) (NUVA) Price Targets Changed

Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL), Liberty Global Inc (NASDAQ: LBTYA), Lennar Co. (NYSE: LEN), McCormick (NYSE: MKC), NII Holdings (NASDAQ: NIHD) and NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Liberty Global Inc. (LBTYA) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $55.00 to $44.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Lennar Co. (LEN) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $20.00.

McCormick (MKC) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank to $54.00.

Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) had its price target raised by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) to $19.50.

NII Holdings (NIHD) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $64.00 to $50.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

NuVasive (NUVA) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $30.00.

Paychex (PAYX) (FMC) (FMER) (NYT) (HGSI) (ICUI) (KBH) Price Targets Changed

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC), FirstMerit Co. (NASDAQ: FMER), New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI), ICU Medical, Incorporated (NASDAQ: ICUI) and KB Home (NYSE: KBH) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $30.00.

FMC Corp. (FMC) had its price target lowered by Longbow Research from $105.00 to $85.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

FirstMerit Co. (FMER) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $13.50.

New York Times Co. (NYT) had its price target lowered by Benchmark Co. from $10.00 to $7.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) had its price target lowered by JMP Securities from $45.00 to $23.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

ICU Medical, Incorporated (ICUI) had its price target lowered by Ticonderoga from $52.00 to $49.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

KB Home (KBH) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $13.30 to $9.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Ross (ROST) (CTRN) (FCX) (REGN) (DISH) (PNM) Price Targets Changed

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Citi Trends Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc (NYSE: FCX), Regeneron Pharma (NASDAQ: REGN), DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE: PNM) had price targets on them adjusted by analysts.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) had its price target raised by Ticonderoga from $85.00 to $92.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Citi Trends Inc. (CTRN) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $15.00.

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (FCX) had its price target lowered by Stifel Nicolaus from $70.00 to $54.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Regeneron Pharma (REGN) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) from $62.00 to $73.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

DISH (DISH) had its price target lowered by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) to $29.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

PNM Resources, Inc. (PNM) had its price target raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $18.00.

Bunge (BG) (TZOO) (BMY) (TTMI) (CALX) (CLX) Price Targets Changed

Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY), TTM Tech (NASDAQ: TTMI), Calix Networks (NASDAQ: CALX) and Clorox Co (NYSE: CLX) had price targets on them adjusted by analysts.

Bunge Limited (BG) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $74.00.

Travelzoo Inc. (TZOO) had its price target lowered by Benchmark Co. from $60.00 to $45.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) had its price target raised by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $37.50. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

TTM Tech (TTMI) had its price target lowered by Longbow Research from $21.00 to $17.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Calix Networks (CALX) had its price target lowered by Morgan Keegan to $14.30.

Clorox Co. (CLX) had its price target lowered by BMO Capital Markets to $62.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Zogenix (ZGNX) (ACOM) (VLTR) (ALXN) (UTX) (AOS) Price Targets Changed

Zogenix (NASDAQ: ZGNX), Ancestry.com Inc (NASDAQ: ACOM), Volterra Semi (NASDAQ: VLTR), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), United Technologies Co. (NYSE: UTX) and A.O. Smith (NYSE: AOS) had price targets on them adjusted by analysts.

Zogenix (ZGNX) had its price target lowered by Oppenheimer from $9.00 to $5.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM) had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $41.00.

Volterra Semi (VLTR) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $30.00.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray to $84.00.

United Technologies Co. (UTX) had its price target lowered by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) to $91.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

A.O. Smith (AOS) had its price target lowered by Wedbush from $49.00 to $46.00.

McCormick (MKC) (GMCR) (GPRE) (ITRI) Get New Coverage

McCormick (NYSE: MKC), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) and Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) getting new coverage from analysts.

Argus initiated coverage on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $130.00 on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage on Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Itron, Inc. (ITRI). They placed an “Overweight” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

KeyBanc initiated coverage on McCormick (MKC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $52.00 on the company.

Tudou (TUDO) (CMLP) (RRTS) (CPNO) (ELT) Get New Coverage

Tudou Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TUDO), Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ: CMLP), Roadrunner Transport (NASDAQ: RRTS), Copano Energy, L.L.C. (NASDAQ: CPNO) and Elster Group SE (NYSE: ELT) getting new coverage from analysts.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on Tudou Holdings Ltd (TUDO). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Hilliard Lyons initiated coverage on Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (CMLP). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $30.00 on the company.

BB&T (NYSE:BBT) initiated coverage on Roadrunner Transport (RRTS). They placed a “buy” rating on the company.

Hilliard Lyons initiated coverage on Copano Energy, L.L.C. (CPNO). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $35.00 on the company.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) initiated coverage on Elster Group SE (ELT). They placed an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pandora (P) (OTEX) (SMBL) (RDC) (RENN) Upgraded

Pandora Media (NYSE: P), Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX), Smart Balance Inc (NASDAQ: SMBL), Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) and Renren Inc. (NASDAQ: RENN) were upgraded by analysts.

Pandora Media (P) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Equal Weight” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $16.00 on the company, down from $19.00.

Open Text (OTEX) was upgraded by The Benchmark Company from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Smart Balance Inc. (SMBL) was upgraded by BB&T (NYSE:BBT) from a “Hold” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Rowan Companies, Inc. (RDC) was upgraded by Global Equities Research from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Renren Inc. (RENN) was upgraded by Maxim Group from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Shell (RDS-A) (MYGN) (SXL) (NE) (OII) Upgraded

Royal Dutch Shell (NASDAQ: RDS-A), Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ: MYGN), SunoCo Logistics Partners LP (NYSE: SXL), Noble Corp (NYSE: NE) and Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) were upgraded by analysts.

Royal Dutch Shell (NASDAQ: RDS-A) was upgraded by The Benchmark Company from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Myriad Genetics (MYGN) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

SunoCo Logistics Partners LP (SXL) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Underweight” rating to an “Equal Weight” rating.

Noble Corp. (NE) was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $45.00 on the company, up from $33.00.

Oceaneering International (OII) was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $53.00 on the company, up from $47.00.

SunPower (SPWRA) (EEP) (TKC) (GLF) (HOS) Upgraded

SunPower Co. (NASDAQ: SPWRA), Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE: EEP), Turkcell Iletisim (NYSE: TKC), Gulfmark Offshore (NYSE: GLF) and Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE: HOS) were upgraded by analysts.

SunPower Co. (SPWRA) was upgraded by Brigantine from a “Sell” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Enbridge Energy Partners LP (EEP) was upgraded by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) from an “Underweight” rating to an “Equal Weight” rating.

Turkcell Iletisim (TKC) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Sell” rating to a “Neutral” rating.

Gulfmark Offshore (GLF) was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Neutral” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $48.00 on the company, up from $46.00.

Hornbeck Offshore (HOS) was upgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $39.00 on the company, up from $30.00.

Total (TSS) (AMRS) (YOKU) (BBVA) (VFC) (CPHD) Upgraded

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS), Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS), Youku.com Inc (NASDAQ: YOKU), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ: BBVA), V.F. Co. (NYSE: VFC) and Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) were upgraded by analysts.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) was upgraded by JMP Securities from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

Amyris Inc. (AMRS) was upgraded by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) from a “Neutral” rating to an “Overweight” rating. They have a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Youku.com Inc. (YOKU) was upgraded by Susquehanna from a “Neutral” rating to a “Positive” rating.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) was upgraded by BNP Paribas from a “Neutral” rating to an “Outperform” rating.

V.F. Co. (VFC) was upgraded by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating. They have a price target of $140.00 on the company.

Cepheid (CPHD) was upgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Buy” rating.

Goodrich (GR) (KEG) (NBR) (NLSN) (NOV) (NR) Downgraded

Goodrich Co. (NYSE: GR), Key Energy (NYSE: KEG), Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR), Nielsen Holding (NASDAQ: NLSN), National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) and Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) were downgraded by analysts.

Goodrich Co. (GR) was downgraded by Wedbush to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $127.00 on the company.

Key Energy (KEG) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $14.00 on the company, down from $25.00.

Nabors Industries (NBR) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $22.00 on the company, down from $36.00.

Nielsen Holding (NLSN) was downgraded by Needham & Company from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $70.00 on the company, down from $97.00.

Newpark Resources, Inc. (NR) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $10.00 on the company, down from $11.00.

PepsiCo (PEP) (CPX) (PTEN) (DGX) (OYOG) (DRH) Downgraded

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Complete Production Services Inc (NYSE: CPX), Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ: PTEN), Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: DGX), OYO Geospace Co. (NASDAQ: OYOG) and Diamondrock Hospital (NYSE: DRH) were downgraded by analysts.

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating.

Complete Production Services Inc. (CPX) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company, down from $52.00.

Patterson-UTI (PTEN) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $28.00 on the company, down from $45.00.

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) from a “Neutral” rating to a “Sell” rating.

OYO Geospace Co. (OYOG) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $80.00 on the company, down from $114.00.

Diamondrock Hospital (DRH) was downgraded by FBR Capital from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Underperform” rating. They have a price target of $6.00 on the company, down from $11.00.

TriQuint (TQNT) (AHT) (UDRL) (BAS) (RES) (CAVM) Downgraded

TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT), Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT), Union Drilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: UDRL), Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS), RPC, Inc (NYSE: RES) and Cavium Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) were downgraded by analysts.

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT) was downgraded by Pacific Crest from an “Outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating.

Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT) was downgraded by FBR Capital from a “Market Perform” rating to an “Underperform” rating. They have a price target of $5.00 on the company, down from $12.00.

Union Drilling, Inc. (UDRL) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $5.50 on the company, down from $14.00.

Basic Energy Services (BAS) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from a “Buy” rating to an “Accumulate” rating. They have a price target of $30.00 on the company, down from $45.00.

RPC, Inc. (RES) was downgraded by Global Hunter Securities from an “Accumulate” rating to a “Neutral” rating. They have a price target of $26.00 on the company, down from $29.00.

Cavium Networks, Inc. (CAVM) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a “Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating. They have a price target of $30.00 on the company.

Mosaic (MOS) (BPI) (VSI) (GTAT) (NUVA) Ratings Reiterated

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), Bridgepoint Education Inc (NYSE: BPI), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO), GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) and NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) had their ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) reiterated its "Hold" rating on The Mosaic Company (MOS). They have a price target of $75.00 on the company.

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) Barrington Research reiterated its "Outperform" rating on Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI).

Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) was given a reiterated “overweight” by analysts. They have a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Gilford Securities reiterated its "Buy" rating on GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. (GTAT).

Piper Jaffray reiterated its "Overweight" rating on NuVasive (NUVA).

Netflix (NFLX) (MCHX) (ROST) (MSCC) (MXIM) (NKE) Price Targets Changed

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ: MSCC), Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) and NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $205.00.

Marchex, Inc. (MCHX) had its price target raised by Kaufman Brothers from $6.00 to $9.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) from $72.00 to $78.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Microsemi Corporation (MSCC) had its price target lowered by Morgan Keegan to $32.00.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $34.00 to $32.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) had its price target raised by FBR Capital from $97.00 to $100.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Apple (AAPL) (FCX) (IRF) (JBL) (KMX) (KOPN) Price Targets Changed

Apple, Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX), International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) and Kopin Co. (NASDAQ: KOPN) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital from $515.00 to $555.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (FCX) had its price target lowered by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $55.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

International Rectifier (IRF) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $31.00 to $29.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Jabil Circuit, Inc. (JBL) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to $19.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

CarMax, Inc. (KMX) had its price target lowered by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) to $36.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Kopin Co. (KOPN) had its price target lowered by Wunderlich to $5.00.

First Solar (FSLR) (FCS) (BCR) (FUL) (ALXN) (SIGA) Price Targets Changed

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS), C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR), H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) and SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGA) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $90.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $21.00 to $20.00.

C.R. Bard, Inc. (BCR) had its price target raised by Barclays Capital from $82.00 to $87.00. They have an “Underweight” rating on the company.

H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) from $25.00 to $20.00.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) had its price target raised by Brean Murray from $60.00 to $84.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $15.00 to $7.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Vail (MTN) (CVA) (HTWR) (DFS) (FDX) (DLTR) Price Targets Changed

Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN), Covanta (NYSE: CVA), HeartWare (NASDAQ: HTWR), Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Vail Resorts (MTN) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital from $55.00 to $52.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

Covanta (NYSE: CVA) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $20.00.

HeartWare (HTWR) had its price target lowered by Barclays Capital from $76.00 to $70.00. They have an “Equal Weight” rating on the company.

Discover Financial Services (DFS) had its price target raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $28.00.

FedEx (FDX) had its price target lowered by Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) to $89.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) had its price target raised by Credit Suisse to $65.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Thoratec (THOR) (CAVM) (TQNT) (CBS) (PKY) (CTAS) Price Targets Changed

Thoratec (NASDAQ: THOR), Cavium Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT), CBS (NYSE: CBS), Parkway Properties (NYSE: PKY) and Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Thoratec (THOR) had its price target raised by Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) to $33.00.

Cavium Networks, Inc. (CAVM) had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to $48.00. They have an “Overweight” rating on the company.

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT) had its price target lowered by Kaufman Brothers from $8.00 to $6.50. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

CBS (CBS) had its price target lowered by Kaufman Brothers from $33.00 to $27.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Parkway Properties (PKY) had its price target lowered by JMP Securities from $21.00 to $19.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Cintas (CTAS) had its price target lowered by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $34.00.

Adobe (ADBE) (WLT) (ALKS) (TXN) (ASIA) (CAVM) Price Targets Changed

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE), Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), Alkermes Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKS), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASIA) and Cavium Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Adobe Systems (ADBE) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $34.00.

Walter Energy (WLT) had its price target lowered by FBR Capital from $104.00 to $98.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Alkermes Inc. (ALKS) had its price target raised by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to $17.00.

Texas Instruments (TXN) had its price target raised by Caris & Company from $28.00 to $30.00. They upgraded the company to “Above Average.”

AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (ASIA) had its price target lowered by BMO Capital Markets from $15.00 to $10.00. They have a “Market Perform” rating on the company.

Cavium Networks, Inc. (CAVM) had its price target lowered by Needham & Company from $47.00 to $43.00. They have a “Strong Buy” rating on the company.

Limited (LTD) (INAP) (IR) (IT) (KMT) Get New Coverage

Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD), InterNAP (NASDAQ: INAP), Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR), Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) and Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) getting new coverage from analysts.

Mizuho initiated coverage on InterNAP (INAP). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Ingersoll-Rand (IR). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) initiated coverage on Gartner, Inc. (IT). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $38.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Kennametal Inc. (KMT). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $40.00 on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Limited Brands (LTD). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

McDonald’s (MCD) (GPI) (NLY) (GPS) (MKC) Get New Coverage

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY), The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) and McCormick (NYSE: MKC) getting new coverage from analysts.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on McDonald’s (MCD). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $52.00 on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $17.00 on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on The Gap Inc. (GPS). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated coverage on McCormick (MKC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $52.00 on the company.

Penske (PAG) (OAS) (FEIC) (ORBK) (FIO) Get New Coverage

Penske Automotive (NYSE: PAG), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS), FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC), Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) and Fusion-Io Inc. (NYSE: FIO) getting new coverage from analysts.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Penske Automotive (PAG). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Ticonderoga initiated coverage on FEI (FEIC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $42.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Orbotech Ltd. (ORBK). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $16.00 on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Fusion-Io Inc. (FIO). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $27.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $36.00 on the company.

PPG (PPG) (EIX) (PODD) (EXPE) (PCLN) (EXPR) Get New Coverage

PPG (NYSE: PPG), Edison International (NYSE: EIX), Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD), Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPR) getting new coverage from analysts.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on PPG (PPG). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $72.00 on the company.

FBR Capital initiated coverage on Edison International (EIX). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $41.00 on the company.

Wunderlich initiated coverage on Insulet Corp. (PODD). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $22.00 on the company.

Macquarie initiated coverage on Expedia, Inc. (EXPE). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Macquarie initiated coverage on Priceline (PCLN). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Express, Inc. (EXPR). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

Ross (ROST) (CHS) (SREV) (CWTR) (RMBS) (DLGC) Get New Coverage

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Chico’s (NYSE: CHS), Servicesource Intern (NASDAQ: SREV), Coldwater Creek Inc. (NASDAQ: CWTR), Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) and Dialogic Inc. (NASDAQ: DLGC) getting new coverage from analysts.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Chico’s (CHS). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Feltl & Co. initiated coverage on Servicesource (SREV). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $16.00 on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Coldwater Creek Inc. (CWTR). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) initiated coverage on Rambus Inc. (RMBS). They placed an “Overweight” rating and a price target of $21.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Dialogic Inc. (DLGC). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $6.00 on the company.

Talbots (TLB) (ANF) (UA) (ANN) (TJX) (ARO) Get New Coverage

Talbots (NYSE: TLB), Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF), Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA), AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE: ANN), TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX) and Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) getting new coverage from analysts.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on Talbots (TLB). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Argus initiated coverage on Under Armour, Inc. (UA). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $90.00 on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (ANN). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on TJX Companies Inc (TJX). They placed a “Buy” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Veeco (VECO) (AGNC) (VRA) (AIXG) (URBN) (ALTR) Get New Coverage

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO), American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC), Vera Bradley, Inc. (NYSE: VRA), Aixtron AG (NASDAQ: AIXG), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) and Altera (NASDAQ: ALTR) getting new coverage from analysts.

KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated coverage on Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $29.00 on the company.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated coverage on Aixtron AG (AIXG). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

UBS AG initiated coverage on Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Yum! (YUM) (ABG) (XLNX) (ADM) (WX) (AEO) Get New Coverage

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Asbury Automotive (NYSE: ABG), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) and American Eagle (NYSE: AEO) getting new coverage from analysts.

Raymond James (NYSE:RJF) initiated coverage on Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on Asbury Automotive (ABG). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

William Blair initiated coverage on Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). They placed a “Neutral” rating and a price target of $30.00 on the company.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) initiated coverage on WuXi PharmaTech (WX). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) initiated coverage on American Eagle (AEO). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Friday, September 23, 2011

CBS (CBS) (SIGA) (MCHX) (DLTR) (CTAS) (CAVM) Price Targets Changed

CBS (NYSE: CBS), SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGA), Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHX), Dollar Tree Inc (NASDAQ: DLTR), Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS) and Cavium Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) had its price target lowered by Wedbush from $23.00 to $11.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Marchex, Inc. (MCHX) had its price target raised by Benchmark Co. from $6.00 to $9.00.

Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) had its price target raised by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $86.00.

Cintas (CTAS) had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) to $31.00.

CBS (CBS) had its price target lowered by Benchmark Co. to $27.00.

Cavium Networks, Inc. (CAVM) had its price target lowered by Wunderlich from $30.00 to $27.00. They have a “Hold” rating on the company.

First Solar (FSLR) (KSS) (B) (CSTR) (INTU) (IPI) (KOF) Ratings Reiterated

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Kohls Corp (NYSE: KSS), Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) and Coca-Cola FEMSA (NYSE: KOF) had their ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reiterated its “Equal Weight” rating on Kohls Corp. (KSS).

Oppenheimer reiterated its “Outperform” rating on Barnes Group Inc. (B).

Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) reiterated its “Overweight” rating on Coinstar (CSTR). They have a price target of $68.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) reiterated its “Buy” rating on First Solar, Inc. (FSLR).

Oppenheimer reiterated its “Outperform” rating on Intuit Inc. (INTU).

Scotia Capital reiterated its “Outperform” rating on Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI).

Scotia Capital reiterated its “Outperform” rating on Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF).

Xilinx (XLNX) (ACN) (TFM) (AH) (OKS) (AME) Ratings Reiterated

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN), The Fresh Market Inc (NYSE: TFM), Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH), Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS) and AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) had their ratings on them reiterated by analysts.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) reiterated its “Overweight” rating on Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX).

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) reiterated its “Overweight” rating on Accenture Plc (ACN).

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated its “Overweight” rating on The Fresh Market Inc. (TFM).

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated its “Overweight” rating on Accretive Health, Inc. (AH). They have a price target of $35.00 on the company.

Oppenheimer Oneok reiterated its “Outperform” rating on Partners LP (OKS).

Oppenheimer reiterated its “Outperform” rating on AMETEK, Inc. (AME).

Lululemon (LULU) (DSW) (DG) (FDO) (HNZ) (HOLX) (MDRX) (MDU) (HOLX) Get New Coverage

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), Dollar General (NYSE: DG), Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO), H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), Hershey (NYSE: HSY), Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX), MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU) and Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) getting new coverage from analysts.

Guggenheim initiated coverage on Dollar General (DG). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $44.00 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on DSW Inc. (DSW). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $55.00 on the company.

Guggenheim initiated coverage on Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $62.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $59.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Hologic, Inc. (HOLX). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $19.00 on the company.

Jefferies initiated coverage on Hershey (HSY). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $58.00 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on Lululemon (LULU). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $68.00 on the company.

Avondale Partners initiated coverage on Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Capstone initiated coverage on MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU). They placed a “Hold” rating on the company.

Mylan (MYL) (CVS) (SHOO) (CYBX) (NUVA) (DECK) Get New Coverage

Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO), Cyberonics (NASDAQ: CYBX), NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA) and Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ: DECK) getting new coverage from analysts.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) initiated coverage on Mylan Inc. (MYL). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage on CVS Caremark (CVS). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $38.50 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $42.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Cyberonics (CYBX). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $28.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on NuVasive (NUVA). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $21.00 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on Deckers Outdoor (DECK). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $115.00 on the company.

Stryker (SYK) (CPTS) (STJ) (CPX) (SKX) (CRIS) Get New Coverage

Stryker (NYSE: SYK), Conceptus, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPTS), St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), Complete Production Services Inc (NYSE: CPX), Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX) and Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) getting new coverage from analysts.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Stryker (SYK). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $57.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Conceptus, Inc. (CPTS). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $11.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $50.00 on the company.

Morgan Keegan initiated coverage on Complete Production Services Inc (CPX). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $45.00 on the company.

Auriga initiated coverage on Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $16.00 on the company.

MLV Capital initiated coverage on Curis, Inc. (CRIS). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $8.50 on the company.

Varian (VAR) (ATRC) (UEC) (BSX) (TSLA) (CAG) Get New Coverage

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), AtriCure (NASDAQ: ATRC), Uranium Energy (NYSE: UEC), Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) and ConAgra (NYSE: CAG) getting new coverage from analysts.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Varian Medical Systems (VAR). The placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $64.00 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on AtriCure (ATRC). They placed a “Buy” rating and a price target of $14.00 on the company.

Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage on Uranium Energy (UEC). They placed an “Accumulate” rating and a price target of $4.45 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Boston Scientific (BSX). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $7.00 on the company.

Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA). They placed an “Outperform” rating and a price target of $35.00 on the company.

Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) initiated coverage on ConAgra (CAG). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $25.00 on the company.

Zimmer (ZMH) (ALGT) (WPRT) (ASTM) (WAG) (ATEC) Get New Coverage

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH), Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ: ALGT), Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT), Aastrom Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: ASTM), Walgreen (NYSE: WAG) and Alphatec (NASDAQ: ATEC) getting new coverage from analysts.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage on Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $57.00 on the company.

Ticonderoga initiated coverage Allegiant Travel (ALGT). They placed a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage Westport Innovations Inc. (WPRT). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $30.00 on the company.

JMP Securities initiated coverage Aastrom Biosciences Inc. (ASTM). They placed an “Outperform” rating on the company.

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) initiated coverage Walgreen (WAG). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $38.50 on the company.

Kaufman Brothers initiated coverage Alphatec (ATEC). They placed a “Hold” rating and a price target of $3.00 on the company.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) (OPTR) (KO) (MRGE) (NYT) Price Targets Changed

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), Optimer Pharmaceutic (NASDAQ: OPTR), The Coca Cola Co (NYSE: KO), Merge Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ: MRGE) and New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

The Coca Cola Co. (KO) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) from $74.00 to $76.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) had its price target raised by Citigroup to $59.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Merge Healthcare Inc. (MRGE) had its price target raised by Northland Securities from $6.50 to $7.50. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.

New York Times Co. (NYT) had its price target lowered by UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) to $7.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Optimer Pharmaceutic (OPTR) had its price target raised by Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) from $16.00 to $21.00.

Intuit (INTU) (CPRT) (EW) (GIS) (HLS) Price Targets Changed

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU), Copart (NASDAQ: CPRT), Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW), General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Copart (CPRT) had its price target lowered by RBC Capital from $45.00 to $42.00. They have a “Sector Perform” rating on the company.

Edwards Lifesciences (EW) had its price target raised by Jefferies (NYSE:JEF) to $94.00.

General Mills (GIS) had its price target raised by Stifel Nicolaus from $40.00 to $44.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

HealthSouth (HLS) had its price target lowered by Jefferies to $20.00.

Intuit Inc. (INTU) had its price target raised by Jefferies to $55.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Red Hat (RHT) (AYI) (SMSC) (BBBY) (PACB) (CBG) Price Targets Changed

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI), Standard Microsystems Co. (NASDAQ: SMSC), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY), Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ: PACB) and CB Richard Ellis (NYSE: CBG) had their price targets adjusted by analysts.

Red Hat (RHT) had its price target raised by Citigroup (NYSE:C) to $48.00. They have a “Buy” rating on the company.

Acuity Brands Inc (AYI) had its price target lowered by Wedbush from $44.00 to $30.00. They have a “Neutral” rating on the company.

Standard Microsystems Co. (SMSC) had its price target lowered by Morgan Keegan to $32.00.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) had its price target raised by Citigroup to $69.00.

Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) had its price target lowered by Oppenheimer to $4.00.

CB Richard Ellis (CBG) had its price target lowered by JMP Securities from $27.00 to $21.00. They have an “Outperform” rating on the company.