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Research Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Tuesday, April 29th:

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $23.25 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $22.75.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $68.00 price target on the stock.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $54.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Akamai reported strong fourth-quarter results beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both lines. The company also provided positive outlook for 2014. We believe that strong demand for cloud infrastructure solutions, security, mobile products and online video will drive top-line growth, going forward. Moreover, the company’s dominance in the web application business is expected to be a significant growth catalyst, going ahead. However, intense competition has kept pricing under tremendous pressure, which is a significant headwind. In order to differentiate its products, Akamai is heavily investing in research & development and is also expanding its sales force through new appointments. Although this will boost revenues over the long run, it will keep margins under pressure in the near term. Thus, we remain Neutral on the stock and set a price target of $54.00.”

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $91.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $83.00.

Alliance Resource (NASDAQ:ARLP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $100.00 target price on the stock.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $48.00 target price on the stock.

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse currently has a $57.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $58.00.

Burger King Worldwide (NYSE:BKW) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $31.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Burger King’s first-quarter earnings of $0.20 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well the prior-year quarter figure, mainly driven by lower operating cost and expenses. Total revenue dropped 26.5% year over year due to currency headwinds, adverse impact of refranchising of company-owned restaurants, but beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.4%. Nevertheless, the company enjoys solid fundamentals. It safeguards its position and growth prospects amid a sluggish macro-environment through its focus on franchising. Burger King is transitioning its business model through product introductions, restaurant upgrades, proper marketing mix and improved operations. Exposure to faster-growing international markets is the key to Burger King’s expansion plans. Hence, we maintain our Outperform recommendation on the stock.”

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $44.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $45.00.

CoreLogic (NASDAQ:CLGX) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. Macquarie currently has a $29.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $32.00.

CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Discovery Communications Inc. Series A (NASDAQ:DISCA) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR Capital Markets. FBR Capital Markets currently has a $93.00 target price on the stock.

Dunkin Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $54.00 target price on the stock.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Evercore Partners. Evercore Partners currently has a $205.00 price target on the stock.

Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $43.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Expeditors International. The growing trade between U.S. and China places the company favorably in the freight forwarding and customer brokerage business. The company’s non-asset based model and diversified freight forwarding solutions provide enough earnings flexibility in an economic downturn. We also believe that Expeditors’ growing supply chains and cost-control measures will support revenue and margin expansion. Nevertheless, we remain cautious about the near-term softness in ocean freight demand. Moreover, we expect subdued consumer and business demand as well as higher third party freight rates to remain headwinds for the company in the near term.”

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore Partners. The firm currently has a $14.00 target price on the stock.

Forest Laboratories (NYSE:FRX) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $89.00 price target on the stock.

Corning (NYSE:GLW) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $22.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Corning is primarily a developer of advanced glass substrates for multiple markets. First quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate, although the GG business remained soft, impacted by pricing. Management provided positive guidance, indicating stronger results in the next quarter. The weaker-than-expected demand for touch-screen computing devices impacted revenues, but Corning’s strong position in other markets should not be discounted. Additionally, while Corning’s huge debt balance adds to its risk, net cash remains positive and interest payments small with respect to earnings. Thus, we have Neutral recommendation on Corning shares.”

Corning (NYSE:GLW) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. UBS AG currently has a $22.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $22.50.

Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $36.00 price target on the stock.

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They currently have a $73.00 price target on the stock.

HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE:HLS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. The firm currently has a $42.00 price target on the stock.

IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ:IPGP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Noble Financial. The firm currently has a $86.00 target price on the stock.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) had its positive rating reiterated by analysts at Aegis.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $78.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is a premier MLP, with an impressive track record of distribution growth and financial discipline. The partnership raised its distribution by 6% year over year to $1.38 per unit ($5.52 annualized) for the first quarter. Kinder Morgan has invested a significant amount in a number of projects that should help drive growth in the coming years. We also like the partnership’s focus on stable, fee-based, well-diversified assets and its strong balance sheet. Going forward we expect the partnership to seize attractive investment opportunities in the near term, particularly in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shale plays. However, the partnership remains vulnerable to macro conditions, unstable oil & gas prices and interest rate fluctuations. Therefore, we see limited upside potential and are sticking with our market Neutral recommendation.”

MetLife (NYSE:MET) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $54.00 target price on the stock.

Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $16.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining Neutral recommendation on Maxwell Technologies Inc. We believe that the company’s strong financial position, low long-term debt-to-capitalization ratio and systematic investment in construction of new facilities will act as catalysts for its future growth. The company also had a strong order backlog of $28.1 million as of Dec 31, 2013, up over 44.1% year over year. The company’s ultracapacitor business contributed 71% of the total revenue to its top line last year. In addition, we believe that the company’s focus on improving cost structure will help to boost future margins. However, over-reliance on third parties for manufacturing and logistics operations, foreign currency risks and over-dependence on macro-economic factors are causes of concerns.”

NetSuite (NYSE:N) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at JMP Securities. The firm currently has a $101.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $121.00.

NetSuite (NYSE:N) had its market perform rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $80.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $115.00.

NetSuite (NYSE:N) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. They currently have a $125.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $135.00.

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $0.70 price target on the stock.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “The strength in gaming and high-end notebook GPUs helped NVIDIA to report better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and provide an encouraging guidance. The company gained significant traction in the Tegra segment due to its Tegra 4 and Tegra K1 shipments. However, the continuous decline in PC sales is a cause of concern for the company’s GPU segment. Competition from the likes of Intel and QUALCOMM are also expected to hurt profitability in the near term. Thus, we reiterate our Neutral recommendation on NVIDIA.”

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore Partners. The firm currently has a $28.00 price target on the stock.

Plum Creek Timber Company (NYSE:PCL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $50.00 target price on the stock.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $35.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “PPL Corporation’s systematic capital spending program backed by strong financial position will allow the company to provide reliable services to its customers. In addition, the proceeds from strategic asset divestment will enable the company to fund its growth projects and help reduce its debt burden. We appreciate the company’s steady effort of maximizing its shareholders’ value via payment of regular dividends and an effective share buyback program. The outperformance in fourth-quarter 2013 was primarily driven by robust results from each of the company’s operating segments. However, we believe that the company needs to focus on curbing its operating expenses. Stringent regulations and several operational risks might also pose several challenges for the company’s future growth. Thus, we maintain our Neutral recommendation on PPL Corporation.”

Partnerre (NYSE:PRE) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Praxair (NYSE:PX) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $136.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Praxair’s first-quarter 2014 earnings per share of $1.51 grew 9.4% year over year while being in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The top-line grew 5% on the back of volumes and acquisition gains as well as favourable pricing, but was offset by a negative currency translation impact. Growth in North America and Asia were backed by project start-ups while among end markets, Energy, Chemicals and Food and Beverages outshined others. For 2014, Praxair made minor adjustment to its earnings per share guidance, keeping the midpoint constant at $6.40. Also, strategic acquisitions in Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan and acquisition of a mid-Atlantic joint venture and a gases business in Italy as well as divestiture in France will bode well for the company. We maintain a Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

Rudolph Technologies (NASDAQ:RTEC) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse. They currently have a $10.30 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $11.00.

Silicon Motion Technology (NASDAQ:SIMO) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Securities. They currently have a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $74.00 target price on the stock.

Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim. The firm currently has a $35.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $62.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Tenneco reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.91 in the first quarter of 2014, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.05. Revenues increased 10% year on year to $2.09 billion, marginally beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.07 billion. The improvement was attributable to higher revenues from both segments. Tenneco is expected to benefit from tighter emission regulations, while focusing on maximizing efficiency in the manufacturing processes. However, high customer concentration poses a threat. Furthermore, Tenneco sees relatively weak demand in the high-margin aftermarket parts business. Considering the pros and cons, we are maintaining a Neutral recommendation.”

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $53.00 price target on the stock.

Wisconsin Energy Corp (NYSE:WEC) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $58.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We have maintained our Outperform recommendation on Wisconsin Energy Corporation. The reiteration was primarily driven by the company’s stable liquidity profile, cash generation capacity, addition of new customers and systematic investments on growth projects. In addition, decline in unemployment rate as a result of improvement in Wisconsin’s economy plays a vital role for the company’s growth. Other positives include its effective share repurchase program and increased dividend payment, which are expected to attract investor attention on the stock. In fourth-quarter 2013, earnings per share surpassed the Zack Consensus Estimate as well as the year-ago figure primarily due to lower share counts.”

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $35.00 target price on the stock.

The Wet Seal (NASDAQ:WTSL) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $1.25 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Though Wet Seal’s fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted loss of $0.23 per share was narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.24, it compared unfavorably with prior-year results and failed to meet management’s guidance due to lower-than-expected sales resulting from bad weather. Sales slipped 22.8% year over year and also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.7% due to lower comps. However, the company is trying to improve its comps and is shifting focus from its struggling tops business to a variety of garments in its stores. It is also working to increase its penetration in the e-Commerce business and transition into full-price online selling. We believe these efforts will improve the company’s long-term prospects. We, however, prefer to remain on the sidelines until we witness a substantial rebound in top line. “

Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at DA Davidson. DA Davidson currently has a $30.00 price target on the stock.

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