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Stock Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Friday, February 21st:

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $35.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “TD Ameritrade’s first-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and were higher than the prior-year quarter figure. Results were primarily aided by top-line growth. Additionally, a rise in total client assets and daily average client trades were the growth drivers. However, results reflected undisciplined expense management. The company is focused on improving its trading and investing business through product innovation, enhanced customer service as well as cost-effective marketing and sales. We remain cautious about volatile trading volumes amid a challenging macroeconomic environment. However, IDA agreements to mitigate the regulatory impact will likely benefit the company in the near term.”

BioScrip (NASDAQ:BIOS) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $8.75 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “In past several quarters, BioScrip successfully posted decent numbers. In the last quarter, BioScrip reported in-line earnings and revenue beat. Although PBM business witnessed another quarter of downfall, BioScrip continues to remain the third largest home infusion services provider. We are encouraged by the company’s strategic expansion plan through inorganic mean which includes the recently added CarePoint and newly signed agreement to sell its Home Health business. In addition, we remain hopeful about the favorable industry trends across the U.S. which should boost the company’s growth momentum. However, looming reimbursement pressure and margin headwinds are growing worries. The competitive landscape is also tough with the presence of larger players. We, thus, remain Neutral on BioScrip.”

BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $23.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “BJ’s Restaurants’ fourth quarter 2013 earnings per share of $0.06 were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate driven by a decent top line performance. However, earnings declined significantly from the year-ago quarter due to higher costs and expenses. Revenues were up year over year driven by a 12% increase in operating weeks and were also in line with the consensus mark. Comps declined 2.7% versus an increase of 3.0% in the prior-year quarter. The disappointing comps reflect reduction in guest traffic and average guest check. Higher costs also had an adverse impact on margins. Though management strives to handle the cost pressure through marketing and operational initiatives as well as prudent menu price adjustments, there is still some uncertainty around it. While the company continues to open stores in new markets, we expect increased pre-opening expenses and stiff competition to act as headwinds. Further, higher taxes in California and increased gasoline prices limit discretionary spending. We thus maintain our Underperform recommendation on the stock.”

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $68.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on ConocoPhillips following its fourth quarter results. The company’s performance was backed by a continued portfolio shift to liquids and an increased proportion of production in higher-margin areas, offset by lower volumes in other regions and lower liquids and gas price realization. ConocoPhillips is making progress in other North American shale plays, including several emerging areas. Furthermore, the company has completed asset sales of approximately $10.2 billion from its divestiture program in 2013, which is likely to offset the financing gap for 2014 to a great extent. However, ConocoPhillips remains vulnerable to unstable movements in crude oil and natural gas prices, as well as the volatile nature of the macro backdrop.”

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $68.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Capella’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings of $0.79 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.9% and year-ago earnings by 16.2% as strong operating margins made up for decline in enrollment. Revenues were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate but missed year-ago figures by a small margin due to a 2.8% increase in tuition fee during the quarter. The company expects the total enrollment to turn positive in the second half of 2014. We believe that Capella’s relationship and brand-driven marketing strategy and initiatives to improve learner success rates have begun to bear fruitful results. However, management’s cautious guidance for the first quarter due to volatility in the educational sector have forced us to maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $83.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Disney posted better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2014 results, wherein both the top and bottom lines registered growth of 32% and 9%, respectively. Results were propelled by double-digit revenue growth across Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products as well as Interactive businesses. We believe that a strong performance across all divisions, especially Parks and Resorts is likely to boost the results in the coming quarters. Disney, with its renowned brand portfolio and expansion in emerging economies, remains well positioned to sustain the current growth momentum. However, higher sports rights as well as increased programming and production costs are near-term headwinds that may hurt margins, and compel us to be on the sidelines. Currently, we reiterate our Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $61.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Brinker posted solid fiscal second-quarter 2014 results wherein both earnings and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.7% and 1.0%, respectively, driven by strong comps. Both the parameters were also up year over year. Company-owned comps were up 0.8% in the quarter, much better than a decline of 1.3% reported in the previous quarter. The results indicate that the company’s sales-building initiatives have started yielding benefits. We believe the company has compelling growth drivers like aggressive expansion and extensive reimaging to sustain the revenue momentum. Moreover, Brinker s prototype Maggiano’s unit is aiding growth at non-traditional locations and improving return on invested capital. The company expects commodity inflation rate to remain flat throughout calendar 2014 as its commodities are hedged for most of the year. We, therefore, maintain our Outperform recommendation on the stock.”

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $58.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Consolidated Edison posted mixed Q4 results with the bottom line beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while the top line missing the mark. The earnings beat came on the back of lower expenses and higher gas revenue. The company’s largest top-line generator, Electric revenues were down 2.3% and Steam revenues were down 11.0% in the reported quarter. However, Gas revenues and Non-utility revenues increased 6.6% and 1.2%, respectively. Going forward, the company’s robust portfolio of regulated utility assets provides a steady earnings base and significant growth prospects for the long run. However, we remain concerned about lower demand for electricity, earnings dilutive issuances and regulatory risks. We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation.”

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $197.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Equinix’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues were relatively in line. Revenues improved on a year-over-year basis attributable to growth across geographies and segments. Demand for Equinix s data centers is growing. The recurring revenue model is working well for the company and providing sufficient support to the top line. On the other hand, the company must work to reduce its debt level. Moreover, the company s proposed REIT conversion is on track. Its associations with Verizon and AT&T remain the growth catalysts. In spite of all the positives, the company’s lower-than-expected revenue guidance remains an overhang. Moreover, European exposure and industry consolidation are the other headwinds. Thus, we reiterate out Neutral recommendation on Equinix.”

Fluor Co. (NEW) (NYSE:FLR) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $84.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Fluor Corporation is one of the largest professional services firms providing engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance. We are reaffirming our Neutral recommendation on Fluor with a target price of $84. The company posted modest fourth quarter earnings of $1.01 compared to a loss of 3 cents in the prior year quarter. However, revenues declined 10.4% year over year, primarily due to the sluggish performance of the mining and metals business. Fluor’s orders also declined 7.4% year over year. Nevertheless, the company largely benefited by a significant rise in Oil & Gas and Power revenues. Further, the board recently has announced a 31% hike in the company’s quarterly cash dividend. “

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $260.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Grainger’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings increased 7% year over year to $2.59 per share, while revenues advanced 7% to $2.377 billion. The company narrowed its earnings per share (EPS) guidance to the range of $12.10-$12.85 per share for fiscal 2014, citing unfavorable foreign exchange and the divestiture of a number of the direct marketing Specialty Brands as reasons. Grainger is expected to benefit in the long term from its incessant focus on expanding its sales force, product offerings and acquisitions, as well as continued investment in e-commerce. However, the recent slowdown in sales and weakness in international operations remain concerns. Considering the pros and cons, we have maintained our Neutral recommendation with a target price of $260. “

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $23.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Interactive Brokers’ fourth-quarter 2013 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results reflected higher-than-expected operating expenses, partially offset by marginal top-line growth. Further, the Electronic Brokerage segment witnessed continued improvement. However, with the deteriorating performance of the Market Making segment, we remain concerned about its consistency to generate sufficient returns to fund dividend payment. Nevertheless, high barriers to entry strengthen its market position. Moreover, its better-than-peer positioning and technological excellence keep us optimistic.”

Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIS) had its positive rating reissued by analysts at Needham & Company. Needham & Company currently has a $61.00 price target on the stock.

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $62.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Nordstrom reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 results as the company’s customer strategy continued to bear fruit reflecting growth across channels along with efficient inventory and expense management. Further, the company provided impressive projections for fiscal 2014 and the upcoming quarter, which promise sustainable top and bottom line growth. Though remain encouraged by the company’s store expansion strategies and expansion into Canada, we expect the ongoing investments towards these ventures to weigh on the company’s earnings in the short run. Moreover, we remain slightly cautious about the company’s growth prospects due to the slow economic recovery, intense competition and exposure to seasonal fluctuations. Hence, we are retaining our long-term Neutral’ recommendation.”

Kinross Gold Corp (NYSE:KGC) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $5.50 price target on the stock.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $172.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Lockheed Martin Corp. posted strong fourth quarter results with the top and bottom line coming in above the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Though revenues declined year over year, earnings per share surged almost 21.4%. These results reflect the company’s strong operational performance. Also, Lockheed Martin continued to grow its backlog and generate strong cash from operations while maintaining its cash deployment strategy. Despite the uncertainty plaguing the industry, Lockheed Martin ended 2013 with $82.6 billion of backlog. While the top line remains under pressure, the healthy dividend yield and stable cash flow will likely keep the stock defensive in the current market scenario. However, a large percentage of its business comes from the U.S. government. So cuts in defense spending could hurt its operating segments. Currently, we are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $54.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Marriott’s fourth quarter 2013 earnings of $0.49 and revenue of $3.22 billion missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Both the parameters declined year over year as well. The downside reflects the shift in Marriott’s fiscal calendar that resulted in lower fees and other revenues. The company’s fourth-quarter comprised 92 days compared with 112 days in the year-ago period. We believe that the company is progressing well on the back of a growing North American business, significant international exposure, an aggressive buyback strategy and increased market share. The strong group booking trend in North America is also a positive for the company. However, lower government spending on travel in the U.S. is expected to hurt the company’s financials, going ahead. Moreover, weakness in China and Europe concerns us. Thus, we remain Neutral on the stock.”

Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $20.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Manulife Financial’s fourth-quarter earnings were up 16.8% year over year. The improvement came on the back of better fee income driven by wealth management businesses, increase in new business margins in North American insurance businesses, lower hedging costs and modestly favorable net currency impacts. The company is aggressively developing its business in Asia, which remains a key to long-term growth. Manulife also enjoys a solid position in the global markets, and has effectively reduced exposure to potential equity markets as well as interest rate risks. It has also revised product focus on less capital intensive lines of business while maintaining adequate regulatory risk-adjusted capitalization. In addition, Manulife has successfully witnessed strong growth in its assets under management. However, the persistently low interest rate environment and foreign exchange exposure will continue to be a headwind. We thus maintain our Neutral recommendation on the company.”

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $32.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “MGM Resorts posted solid fourth-quarter 2013 results. The company’s fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $0.11 per share compared favorably with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.01 as well as the prior-year quarter’s loss of $0.23 per share, gaining from higher top line and increased EBITDA. Quarterly revenues increased 10% year over year to $2.51 billon, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.4%, led by decent performance in China and improving Las Vegas business. A solid performance in the otherwise sluggish VIP market in China also deserves a special mention. Limited supply, a moderate increase in visits in the Las Vegas market and improving trends at its urban complex CityCenter should bode well in the domestic arena. The company’s convention bookings for the upcoming period in Las Vegas also appear to be strong. Hence, we maintain our Outperform recommendation on the stock. “

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $68.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Motorola Solutions posted impressive financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013. Both the top and the bottom line breezed past the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Continuous contract wins, innovative product launches coupled with the rising popularity of its ASTRO system are likely to spur growth for the company going forward. However, a sluggish economy, slashed outlook and phasing out of iDEN network may act as headwinds for the company moving ahead. In our view, Motorola Solutions is currently fairly valued and is presently trading at the high end of the 52-week price range. We thus, reiterate our long-term Neutral recommendation. Management expects lower revenue growth in the upcoming quarter. “

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $18.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Navigant reported strong fourth quarter 2013 results as adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.03. The company’s strategy of inorganic expansion is likely to further propel its growth momentum. Navigant is also restructuring its business in order to better align the capacity with demand and has diligently reduced its operating expenses to improve profitability. Share repurchase activity also remains another positive for the stock. However, increased currency fluctuations, stiff competition, and regulatory stringencies are likely to peg back its profitability to some extent. We maintain our long-term Neutral recommendation for the stock as we anticipate it to perform in-line with the broader market.”

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $80.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on National Oilwell Varco shares. We like its healthy backlog, solid balance sheet and strength in international operations, particularly in the Middle East and Brazil. The Robbins & Myers acquisition has further boosted NOV’s earnings visibility by expanding its blowout preventer product line a critical safety machine for a well. NOV’s proposal to split into two separate entities is expected to add to the positive sentiment. However, we think the current valuation is fair and adequately reflects the company’s future growth prospects. Moreover, with markets remaining competitive and pricing likely to be weak, we see no obvious catalyst in NOV’s business to significantly push the stock price higher.”

Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $1,347.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Priceline.com is one of the leading online travel companies in the world. Priceline’s fourth quarter results exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimates but forward outlook was weak. Both revenue and order growth came in stronger than management expectations. The secular growth trend in the online travel space, Priceline’s international growth opportunities, good execution, prudent marketing strategy and strong financial position are likely to drive upside to the shares. Of course, currency issues, macro headwinds, continued investments and occupancy tax-related litigation remain overhangs on the shares. We therefore have Neutral recommendation on Priceline’s share. “

Patterson Cos. (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $43.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Patterson’s third-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings per share of $0.57 rose 9.6% from the prior year and met the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Revenues of $1,082.7 million rose 18.2% and surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company has narrowed its EPS guidance to the range of $2.13-$2.20 from $2.13-$2.24 per share for fiscal 2014. Medical revenues continue to be soft due to weaknesses in international markets. Moreover, continued decline in operating margin concerns us. We remain cautious about intense competition and an uncertain macro economy. As such, we reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Patterson with a price target of $43.00.”

Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $22.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Pepco Holdings Inc.’s performance in the third quarter benefited from a rise in electric distribution revenue, along with lower operation and maintenance expenses. Going forward, the company’s aggressive investments in modernizing its utility infrastructure will act as a key growth catalyst and help retain its customer base. The prudent capital outlay and continued implementation of cost-containment measures will bode well for Pepco’s future development plans. The company will spend about $5.8 billion over the next five years to replace aging infrastructure and install advanced technologies. However, if the company fails to recover the same through constructive regulatory outcomes, the future growth investment of the company might be jeopardized. We maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $344.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Regeneron’s fourth quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of $1.75 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.01. Revenues soared 47% to $610 million, well above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $580 million. Strong sales of Eylea boosted results in the quarter. Encouraged by the strong sales of the eye drug, Regeneron provided an encouraging forecast for 2014 on Eylea. Regeneron expects 2014 sales of the eye drug in the range of $1.7-$1.8 billion, well above 2013 levels Eylea is expected to continue performing well, thereby driving growth at Regeneron. We expect investor focus to remain on label expansion efforts for Eylea and maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

Symmetry Medical (NYSE:SMA) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Symmetry. The company’s 2013-fourth quarter earnings fell 46.7% and met the Zacks Consensus Estimate but top line of $101.2 million missed the mark. Multiple internal as well as external issues led to a sudden sequential drop in revenues from the core OEM business. Moreover, the high-margin Surgical business continues to face headwinds from the integration of the Codman business. However, we believe that long-term prospects of this business are still intact. New products, harmonized sales force and eventual accretion from acquired businesses should bolster the company’s growth going forward. We set a target of $10.00 on the stock.”

Unisys Corp. (NYSE:UIS) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $35.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Unisys reported modest fourth quarter 2013 results with a year-over-year increase in revenues and earnings. Unisys is restructuring its business to improve profitability in the long run. At the same time, Unisys is focusing more to build specialized industry skills and resources required to win industry-specific project opportunities to improve its revenues. To drive future growth, Unisys is also focusing its resources and investments in targeted high-potential market areas. However, stiff competition, foreign currency exposure, and continued pension obligations could drag down its profitability in the coming quarters. Nevertheless, we maintain our long-term Neutral recommendation for the stock. “

Watsco (NYSE:WSO) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $103.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Watsco’s fourth-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings increased 22% year over year to $0.50 per share. Watsco has immense potential in the replacement market given an aging stock of air conditioners and heating systems in the U.S. Watsco’s joint venture with Carrier Corporation remains successful and its option to purchase an additional 10% interest in the venture in the Sun Belt region will be accretive to earnings. Watsco’s intends to improve revenues to above $10 billion and margins above 10% through new product offerings, geographic expansion, and logistical, productivity improvements. However, the volatility in housing starts and lack of potential acquisitions remain concerns. We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Watsco with a target price of $103.00.”

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $53.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Xilinx reported mixed third-quarter results wherein the bottom line beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate but the top line fell short of the same. Additionally, the fourth-quarter revenue guidance was tepid. Nonetheless, the growing demand for 28-nm nodes driven by higher wireless deployments and strength in the wired communication segment are expected to remain the growth drivers. Moreover, the communications segment is expected to continue to show strength due to the China LTE deployments. However, stiff competition from Altera and dwindling PC market sales keep us concerned for the near term. Thus, we reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Xilinx.”

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