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EQT Corporation (EQT) Upgraded to Outperform at Robert W. Baird

EQT Corporation (EQT) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Robert W. Baird which raised EQT from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Baird also increased their performance outlook for EQT and adjusted their price target from $55 to $66 dollars.  Baird noted that their upgraded rating is based on valuation and commodity price updates. EQT has trended with positive bias ever since April trading eventually pulled northward after EQT stumbled within the first quarter of 2011 trading. ... 
 

Google Inc. (GOOG) Coverage Resumes as Buy at Needham

Google Inc. (GOOG) coverage has been resumed by the securities analysts at investments firm Needham.   Neehman re-issues this coverage of GOOG as “buy” and has a price target performance outlook of $725 dollars on shares of the company.  Needham noted earlier today that they find GOOG to be an appealing investment play and note that company growth could reach into further billions of dollars.  Additionally, Needham pointed out that search maintains its prominence as the growth driver for the company. Today is one of the largest volume... 
 

DeVry Inc. (DV) Upgraded to Buy at UBS

DeVry Inc. (DV) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm UBS which raised DeVry from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  UBS also increased their performance outlook for DeVry and adjusted their price target from $55 to $75 dollars.  UBS noted that DeVry has a sustainable business model as a reasoning for their upgraded rating on shares of DV.  UBS goes on to note that the company could even sustain 5 to 10 percent revenue growth year to year over a long duration. DV continues to make... 
 

Syntel, Inc. (SYNT) Initiated as Buy at Needham

Syntel, Inc. (SYNT) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Needham.  Needham begins this new coverage of Syntel with an initial price target set at $70 dollars and rates performance of SYNT as “buy.”  Needham also noted that they believe the company will experience growth due to ongoing IT offshore trends.  Additionally, Needham sees the company as having strong capability in areas such as financial services, healthcare and ‘knowledge process’ outsourcing that should at minimum keep it in-line... 
 

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) Upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush

NutriSystem Inc. (NTRI) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Wedbush which raised NutriSystem from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Wedbush also increased their performance outlook on NTRI and adjusted its price target from $17 to $19 dollars.  Wedbush noted that the reasoning for their upgraded rating change today was partly based on new product launches and a lower cost base coupled with commendable performance in a competitive industry. NTRI gapped up at the market open... 
 

Renesola Ltd. (SOL) Target Lowered at Collins Stewart

Renesola Ltd. (SOL) received a “neutral” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Collins Stewart.  The firm also cut their performance outlook on SOL and adjusted their price target from $6.50 to $3.60 dollars.  Collins noted that their target cut is due to recent guidance issued by the company which is now at $235 to $245 million or revenue, down from a previous guidance outlook of $280 to $300 million dollars of potential revenue.  Lastly, Collins does not find the wafer segment attractive to investors... 
 

Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) Coverage Begins as Buy at Argus

Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Argus.  Argus begins this new coverage of TEVA with an initial price target set at $58 dollars and rates performance of TEVA as “buy”  Argus noted that Teva plans on acquiring CEPH which will boost its position as a high margin company in their business sector of pharmaceutical companies. TEVA is a prime example of what whipsaw trends and price action looks like.  TEVA entered 2011 trading after experiencing massive consolidation throughout... 
 

Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX) Upgraded to Buy at Global Hunter Securities

Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Global Hunter Securities which raised Complete Production Services from a “accumulate” rating to “buy.”  Global Hunter also increased their performance outlook for CPX and adjusted its price target from $38 to $45 dollars.  Global Hunter noted that that some of its business lines such as fluid handling, well drilling and coiled tubing will help drive quarterly results despite beginning late in the Eagle... 
 

HollyFrontier Coverages Begins as Outperform at Oppenheimer

HollyFrontier (HFC) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Oppenheimer.  Oppenheimer begins this new coverage of HollyFrontier with an initial price target set at $90 dollars and rates performance of HFC as “outperform.”  Oppenheimer analysts note that the company has infrastructure which is sophisticated enough to process low quality crude into high quality petroleum products which is desirable. HFC still continues to enjoy considerable bullish momentum after free-falling in 2008.  The current high on... 
 

Gen-Probe (GPRO) Target Cut at Canaccord Genuity

Gen-Probe (GPRO) received a “hold” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Canaccord Genuity.  The firm originally believed that Gen-Probe was a “takeover candidate” of Novartis, which no longer looks to be the case.  As a result, Canaccord retains “hold” on GPRO and cuts their former price target performance outlook of $88 to $75 dollars. Shares of GPRO slipped further during intraday trading and has been unable to post a daily gain for three consecutive trading days now.  Support... 
 

DISH Network & DirectTV Begin as Buy at Brean Murray

DISH Network (DISH) & DirectTV (DTV) both have been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Brean Murray.  The firm begins both as “buy” and gives DISH a price target performance outlook of $41 dollars and provided DTV with one of $62 dollars, respectively.  Brean Murray noted that DISH is their ‘top pick’ of satellite broadcasters, noted recently acquired wireless spectrum will be a boon to the company.  Firm additionally noted in regard to DTV that the company is positioned capital appreciation... 
 

Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS) Upgraded to Average at Caris & Company

Collective Brands, Inc. (PSS) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Caris & Company which raised Collective Brands from a “below” rating to “average.”  Caris also increased their performance outlook for Collective Brands and adjusted their price target from $12 to $14 dollars.  Caris believes that the board of the company is ‘in the right’ with their search of new leadership despite interim CEO, Michael Massey, at the helm. PSS slid today during the intraday session... 
 

ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG) Begins as Market Outperform at Rodman & Renshaw

ATP Oil & Gas (ATPG) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Rodman & Renshaw.  Firm begins this new coverage of ATP Oil & Gas with an initial price target set at $22 dollars and rates performance of ATPG as “market outperform.”  Firm additionally noted that the company has had to navigate trying times while drilling in the Gulf of Mexico regarding the deepwater moratorium and has managed to do so commendably. ATPG has traded with overall positive sentiment over the last week of trading,... 
 

MIPS Technologies (MIPS) Target Cut at Benchmark Company

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (MIPS) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm The Benchmark Company.  The buy reiteration however did not prevent MIPS from receiving a decreased performance outlook price target.  Benchmark lowered MIPS from $15 to $11 dollars.  Benchmark noted that they believe investor confidence has been relegated to being pessimistic regarding the company and due to this feel that MIPS provides a good risk, reward play. MIPS had a solid 2010 run in which share valuation... 
 

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Upgraded to Buy at Stifel Nicolaus

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Stifel Nicolaus which raised Pioneer Natural Resources from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Stifel has a performance outlook price target of $110 dollars fixed on shares of PXD.  Stifel noted that their $110 price target is based on oil having “turned the corner” and that 2012 crude has a positive outlook. PXD is down during intraday trading for the first time in nine days of trading where shares of the... 
 

Titan International, Inc. (TWI) Coverage Begins as Buy at BB&T Capital Markets

Titan International, Inc. (TWI) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at BB&T Capital Markets.  BB&T begins this new coverage of Titan International with an initial price target set at $32 dollars and rates performance of TWI as “buy.”  Titan International announced yesterday that they will increase the price of all Titan tires and Titan manufactured Goodyear branded tires on August 1st, 2011.  This price increase will be up to 8% which will offset production, material, transportation costs. TWI... 
 

Herbalife LTD (HLF) Target Increased at Argus

Herbalife LTD (HLF) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Argus.  Argus also increased their performance out on Herbalife by increasing their price target from $63 to $68 dollars.  Argus also noted that Herbalife is a play in which should increase in value with economic recovery and points out shares are up 75% year-to-date. Argus is not joking when they said shares are up 75% year-to-date.  Looking at the daily chart of Herbalife shows commendable success in a market that is saturated... 
 

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE) Coverage Begins as Buy at Dahlman Rose

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Dahlman Rose.  Rose begins this new coverage of Spirit Airlines with an initial price target set at $18 dollars and rates performance of SAVE as “buy.”  Rose also noted that their price target is based on the operating strategy of the company and that they should be able to grow at a quick clip off a small base. SAVE gained more positive ground today than at any other time in its short time spent listed on the NASDAQ.  Shares opened... 
 

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) Upgraded to Buy at DA Davidson

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm DA Davidson which raised Skyworks Solutions from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  Davidson also heightened their performance outlook for Skyworks and adjusted their price target from $25 to $30 dollars.  Davidson noted that the Chinese market should allow Skyworks to meet their FQ3 revenue guidance. SWKS outstripped yesterday’s entire intraday range today during the normal market session after beginning to... 
 

QUALCOMM (QCOM) Target Increases at Sterne Agee

QUALCOMM (QCOM) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Sterne Agee.  Agee also increased their performance outlook for QUALECOMM  by adjusting their price target from $62 to $65 dollars.  Agee notes that the company should benefit from increased sales in China while pointing out WCDMA phones such as the ZTE Blade which is powered by QUALCOMM. QCOM has increasingly done well over the past few weeks on the market after rebounding from an intraday low of $52.13 on June 20th, 2011.  During... 
 

Solarwinds, Inc. (SWI) Coverage Begins as Neutral at Collins Stewart

Solarwinds, Inc. (SWI) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Collins Stewart.  Stewart begins this new coverage of Solarwinds with an initial price target set at $27 and rates performance of SWI as “neutral.”  Stewart noted that the company struggled throughout 2010 trading regarding bullish momentum but noted 1Q 2011 was solid thanks to a large government deal. Stewart is spot on with their sentiments.  SWI did have a difficult period during the middle of 2010 trading, especially with the enormous... 
 

Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL) Target Increased at FBR Capital

Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL) received a “market perform” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm FBR Capital.  FBR also raised their performance outlook for APOL by adjusting their price target slightly from $45 to $47 dollars.  FBR noted that despite new starts are under pressure that Apollo’s management team is taking appropriate measures to ensure student outcomes increase. APOL gapped up at the beginning of the normal market session after earnings were released yesterday after the market close. ... 
 

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT) Coverage Begins as Neutral at UBS

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at UBS.  UBS begins this new coverage of TriQuint Semiconductor with an initial price target set at $11 dollars and rates performance of TQNT as “neutral.”  UBS noted that TriQuint Semiconductor has managed to assert itself as a leading supplier of RF components for smartphones.  Due to TriQuint’s wide-ranging technology and manufacturing expertise, they expect TriQuint to be a leading fixture among RF suppliers in the future. Praise... 
 

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) Upgraded to Buy at Standpoint Research

Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Standpoint Research which raised Gran Tierra Energy from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Standpoint has a performance outlook price target of $9 dollars set on GTE.  Standpoint noted that the company has $30 million dollars in debt, however, they also have $250 million in cash in the company coffer.  Standpoint expects revenue and earnings to increase more than 25% next year. GTE began this week on a weak note but has since... 
 

QUALCOMM (QCOM) Target Raised at Canaccord Genuity

QUALCOMM (QCOM) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Canaccord Genuity.  Canaccord also raised their performance outlook for QUALCOMM and slightly adjusted their price target from $70 to $72 dollars.  Canaccord noted that devices featuring 3G and 4G-LTE standards using their products are in strong demand.  They also believe that QUALCOMM will make headway into increased market market. Canaccord’s target increase surely did not hinder the performance of QCOM on the market today. ... 
 

International Rectifier (IRF) Initated as Market Outperform at JMP Securities

International Rectifier (IRF) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at JMP Securities.  JPM begins this new coverage of IRF with an initial price target set at $32 dollars and rates performance of the stock as “market outperform.”  JPM noted that due to design wins they see intermediate upside to earnings estimations.  Some of the design wins entailed are in cloud computing, automotive and appliance applications. 2011 traded began well for shares of of IRF as 2011 was particularly strong post-September,... 
 

Liberty Media (LCAPA) Upgraded to Buy at Deutsche Bank

Liberty Media (LCAPA) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Deutsche Bank which heightened Liberty Media from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Deutsche Bank substantially raised their performance outlook for Liberty Media and adjusted their price target from $68 to $100 dollars.  The bank noted that a portion of their upgraded outlook for LCAPA is due to a SIRI monetization transaction that is currently clouded with disagreement is expected to disperse. LCAPA gapped up at the beginning... 
 

Synnex (SNX) Target Cut at Brean Murray

Synnex (SNX) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Brean Murray.  Murray also cut their performance outlook for Synnex  by adjusting their price target from $43 to $40 dollars.  Murray noted that August Q guidance was soft compared to consensus due to weak consumer information technology demand and weak operating margin in the second half of 2011. SNX dropped at the beginning of the normal market session this morning, however, shares did regain a considerable portion of today’s... 
 

Amdocs Limited (DOX) Upgraded to Outperform at Wedbush

Amdocs Limited (DOX) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Wedbush which raised Amdocs from a “underperform” rating to “outperform.”  Wedbush also increased their performance outlook for DOX and adjusted their price target from $32 to $37 dollars.  Wedbush noted that they are confident that the company can attain the upper end of their 4 to 6 percent growth expectations via M&A and transition to billing based on usage. DOX entered 2011 trading after experiencing a substantial... 
 

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Target Increased at Howard Weil

Cabot Oil & Gas (C0G) received a “market perform” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Howard Weil.  Weil also substantially increased their performance outlook for Cabot by adjusting their price target from $50 to $75 dollars.  Weil noted that their large target increase was to reflect valuation of Cabot’s Marcellus acreage of Eagle Ford shale. COG has set a new 52-week high today and has so far reached $65.76 at 2:02 P.M., Eastern.  COG lumbered through 2010 trading until a new intermediate... 
 

Valero Energy (VLO) Coverage Begins as Buy at UBS

Valero Energy (VLO) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at UBS.  UBS begins this new coverage of Valero Energy with an initial price target set at $33 and rates performance of VLO as “buy.”  UBS noted that recovering diesel prices sets Valero up as a good long-position play.  Additionally, UBS mentioned that Valero has 60% of its refinery operations within the United States gulf coast which enables it to export to global markets quickly. Between Monday trading and today’s, VLO has almost managed... 
 

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Upgraded to Outperform at Boenning & Scattergood

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Boenning & Scattergood which raised Whiting from a “neutral” rating to “outperform.”  Boenning & Scattergood has a $20 dollar performance outlook set for shares of WLL.  The firm notes that they find shares of WLL to be trading at discount prices, pointing out that the drawdown that WLL has been enduring recently makes for a good entry point based on risk, reward. As Boenning & Scattergood indicated, shares... 
 

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Target Cut at Auriga, Retains Hold Rating

Cisco Systems (CSCO) received a “hold” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Auriga.  The firm also cut their performance outlook for Cisco and adjusted their price target from $19 to $16 dollars.  Auriga noted that their decreased performance outlook for Cisco is due to the fact they anticipate the company to continue being under margin and and growth pressure.  Notable is that Auriga said they believe that switching technology will accelerate in being a commodity which will ultimately put a damper... 
 

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) Coverage Begins as Buy at Brean Murray

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Brean Murray.  Brean Murray begins this new coverage of NetApp with an initial price target set at $60 dollars and rates performance of NTAP as “buy.”  Murray had a couple points to note regarding shares of NTAP today which entailed that they believe shares to be at a discount price at this moment while point increments of market share gain could result in 7% to 8% of incremental year to year revenue growth. NTAP has been trending within... 
 

Nabors Industries (NBR) Upgraded to Buy at Global Hunter Securities

Nabors Industries (NBR) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Global Hunter Securities which raised Nabors from an “accumulate” rating to “buy.”  Global Hunter, however, decreased their performance outlook for NBR  and adjusted their price target from $41 to $36 dollars.  Global Hunter noted today that they believe the sell-off from last week has created an attractive entry point for long positions. What Global Hunter said is true, last week NBR gapped south at the beginning of... 
 

TIBCO Software (TIBX) Target Increased at Macquarie

TIBCO Software (TIBX) received a “neutral” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Macquarie.  Macquarie also raised their performance outlook for TIBX  by adjusting their price target from $24 to $27 dollars.  Macquarie noted their target increase was partly due to TIBCO F2Q figures exceeding guidance and that it portrays demand of their products. TIBX gapped up at the open of trading and proceeded to make bullish headway until 10:15 AM Eastern.  Afterward, shares have been relegated to a pullback... 
 

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Coverage Begins as Market Perform at Howard Weil

Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Howard Weil.  Weil begins this new coverage of Cloud Peak Energy with an initial price target set at $24 and rates performance of CLD as “market perform.”  Weil noted they find current valuation of shares attractive but admitted that there are also other attractive buys amid a pullback in the United States coal industry. Regarding Weil’s pullback note, a look to charts of CLD indicate so.  CLD entered 2011 strong after having a... 
 

Constant Contact (CTCT) Upgraded to Neutral at Dougherty & Company

Constant Contact (CTCT) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Dougherty & Company which raised  Constant Contact from a “sell” rating to “neutral.”  Dougherty did not provide a price target performance outlook target on shares of CTCT.  Dougherty, however, did note that their upgraded rating was based on valuation of shares. CTCT volatility is high as it prepares to close out Friday trading.  Thursday’s trading range has been outstripped already and shares did descend... 
 

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) Target Increased at Argus & Wedbush

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) received a “outperform” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Wedbush, and also a “buy” rating reiteration at Argus.  Wedbush raised their performance outlook of BBBY from $63 to $67, and Argus adjusted their outlook from $60 to $63, respectively.  Argus noted that after the Bed Bath & Beyond reported earnings that sales and operating margin exceeded their own estimates.  Wedbush noted that the company is positioned to use industry consolidation to its... 
 

Petrohawk Energy (HK) Coverage Begins as Buy at Dawson James

Petrohawk Energy (HK) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Dawson James.  Dawson begins this new coverage of Petrohawk with an initial price target set at $36 dollars and rates performance of HK as “buy.”  Dawson noted that Petrohawk continues to ramp production of natural gas & oil.  They also foresee natural gas to be increasingly important in the future as ‘green’ initiatives proceed to gain traction within the United States. HK gapped down during the beginning of trading but... 
 

iSoftStone Holdings (ISS) Upgraded to Buy at UBS

iSoftStone Holdings (ISS) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm UBS which raised iSoftStone from a “neutral” rating to “buy.”  UBS did not adjust their performance outlook for ISS which is still fixed at $21 dollars.  UBS noted that their buy rating was based partly on a survey which showed that customers were satisfied with iSoftStone’s services and would consider increasing their relationship with the company. ISS gapped up during the beginning of trading today after having... 
 

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) Upgraded to Hold at BWS Financial

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm BWS Financial which raised Oclaro from a “sell” rating to “hold.”  BWS did not provide a price target for OCLR, however, they did note that the optics industry that the company conducts business within is in a down period overall.  Furthermore, BWS places the hold on OCLR as they reanalyze the industry and weigh entry points before placing a new rating on shares of Oclaro. OCLR definitely is in a rough period as noted by... 
 

JinkoSolar Holding (JKS) Target Slightly Cut at Collins Stewart

JinkoSolar Holding (JKS) received a “buy” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm Collins Stewart.  The firm hower slightly cut their performance outlook for JinkoSolar by adjusting their price target from $34.50 to $32.50 dollars.  Stewart noted that despite their target cut that the company is still their ‘top pick’ of solar companies.  The cut they said was due to reduced EPS forecast since module prices are on a decline coupled with polysilicon prices being reduced as well.  Stewart... 
 

DexCom (DXCM) Coverage Begins as Outperform at Morgan Keegan

DexCom (DXCM) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Morgan Keegan.  Keegan begins this new coverage of DexCom with an initial price target set at $18 dollars and rates performance of DXCM as “outperform.”  Keegan noted that the company looks to have the best sensor in its class which should continue funneling market share its way.  Additionally, Keegan noted that through ventures with other companies provide possibility of extra revenue for the company. DXCM is on its way to close this week strong... 
 

Smith (A.O.) (AOS) Upgraded to Buy at KeyBanc Capital Markets

A.O. Smith has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm KeyBanc Capital Markets which raised Smith from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  KeyBanc also has a price target performance outlook for AOS fixed at $47 dollars.  KeyBanc noted that AOS is an appealing risk-reward position play in a due to industrial space being in a pullback and that a great amount of Smith’s volume is garnered from replacement demand in mature markets.  KeyBanc also pointed out that the economy looking that it’s... 
 

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG) Coverage Begins at Miller Tabak

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG) has been initiated this morning with coverage from the research analysts at Miller Tabak.  Tabak begins this new coverage of Bravo Brio with an initial price target set at $26 dollars and rates performance of BBRG as “buy.”  Tabak noted that Bravo Rio is one of the fastest growing publicly traded restaurant companies and is appealing as a long-term play. The buy rating before the market open today has not hurt BBRG in any way.  In fact, shares of BBRG have finally broke to the upside beyond... 
 

Ceragon Networks (CRNT) Upgraded to Buy at Brigantine

Ceragon Networks (CRNT) has been upgraded today by the securities research analysts at investment firm Brigantine which raised Ceragon from a “hold” rating to “buy.”  Brigantine’s price target performance outlook has CRNT fixed at $14 dollars.  Brigantine noted that part of their buy rating is based on decreased likelihood of further contingency mishaps and pointed out their belief that the company has reviewed approximately 95% of company operational interests. CRNT just completed three consecutive days of gain... 
 

Affymetrix, Inc. (AFFX) Coverage Resumed at Wedbush

Affymetrix, Inc. (AFFX) has been resumed with new coverage from the research analysts at Wedbush.  Wedbush begins coverage resumption of Affymetrix with a new price target set at $7 dollars, and rates performance of AFFX as ‘neutral,’ it had been rated as underperform.  Wedbush noted that improving gross margins coupled with cash flow and operational expenditures supports their rating. AFFX set a new 52-week high during today’s trading session, reaching $7.75 dollars 44 minutes into the normal market session.  Shares afterward... 
 

Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) Target Increased at FBR Capital

Boston Properties, Inc. received a “outperform” reiteration today from securities research analysts at investment firm FBR Capital.  FBR also raised their performance outlook for Boston Properties  by adjusting their price target a few dollars from $114 to $118 dollars.  FBR noted that Boston Properties’s Manhattan properties will perform better than the United States average. BXP has seen solid share valuation growth throughout 2011 trading to date.  Shares have largely trended above its 50-day moving average with only brief... 
 

Masimo (MASI) Coverage Begins as Buy at Brean Murray

Masimo (MASI) has been initiated today with coverage from the research analysts at Brean Murray.  Murray begins this new coverage of MASI with an initial price target set at $33 dollars and rates performance of MASI as “buy.”  Murray notes that Masimo’s Rainbow & SET technology is set to be integrated into Philip’s products.  Masimo announced today that they have an agreement with Philips to do so.  Additionally, Murray finds MASI to have an attractive growth profile that should generate revenue by about 20%... 
 
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