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Research Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Monday, January 6th:

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ:DECK) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Sterne Agee. The firm currently has a $110.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “have re-emerged with gusto.” Poser commented, “The strength of UGGs in December and the cold start to January will likely leave Deckers’ inventory clean and below $240M for the end of 2013 which should help drive margin improvement in 2014. Inventory levels at UGGs’ retail partners should also end the year at low levels, providing for more dollars available to buy the new, positively reviewed, Fall ’14 UGG product offerings.”

Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ:DECK) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott.

Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Energy Transfer (NYSE:ETP) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Merrill Lynch.

The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) had its sector perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at CIBC.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at TheStreet. The analysts wrote, “So now there’s word that Microsoft (MSFT) wants to find a way to let customers buy a device and then choose between Windows Phone and Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system.

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If this doesn’t highlight what’s wrong with tech outside of the hundreds of innovative startups saturating pockets of the country and a handful of major players I’m not sure what does.
As I noted earlier Monday at TheStreet, Apple (AAPL) continues to crush the competition and, meantime, Microsoft barely runs in place with Windows Phone.

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Is this the only solution to its inability to execute the maker of the excellent Xbox platform and apparent hub of Pacific Northwest innovation can come up with? To, for all intents and purposes, grab cheap marketshare in hardware by admitting the experiment to merge Windows desktop with Windows Mobile failed so it can do no better than offer an Android option? See, look, we did something, we sold a few devices, but it really had nothing to do with anything we did other than poach off of an already existing idea because, well, we basically suck and have run out of original ideas. We have NO way forward! Harsh, I know. Maybe even a tad unprofessional. But, I don’t like to mess around. I prefer cutting straight to what they call #truth on Twitter (TWTR)!”

Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE:RGP) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) had its underweight rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp.

Telstra Co. Limited (ASX:TLS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corp.. The firm currently has a $5.85 price target on the stock.

Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Merrill Lynch.

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