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Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Monday, June 30th:

American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $58.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We have retained our Neutral recommendation on American Electric Power Company, Inc. We like the company’s regulated business mix, and its rising focus on transmission as a growth driver and planned capital spending program. The company beat the street consensus by 26.4% in the first quarter of 2014. The quarterly figure also improved 43.8% from the year-ago level supported by favorable weather and high power prices. In the wake of the recent Obama climate plan, American Electric is increasing its gas capacity as opposed to coal, which will yield lucrative returns. Moreover, the company will benefit from attractive growth opportunities in the shale rich regions of Texas and Ohio. However, future prospects could be limited by weather variations, sluggish economic fundamentals and a loss of a big client. “

Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $83.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Cullen/Frost’s first-quarter 2014 earnings lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate though it was above the prior-year quarter figure. An improvement in the top line was partially offset by higher expenses. Further, provisions for credit losses were on the higher side. Going forward, we expect the company’s profitability to be aided by growth in loans and deposits. Moreover, its capital deployment activities remained encouraging. Further, the WNB Bancshares merger will enable Cullen/Frost to reinforce its Texas franchise and enter the profitable Midland and Odessa markets and thereby aid expansion. However, the prevalent low interest rate environment and surging expenses will continue to restrict bottom-line improvement. Nevertheless, with the ongoing revival of the economy, we expect the company to deliver better earnings. “

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $32.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Chesapeake Energy shares. The company reported strong first quarter earnings, due mainly to higher price realizations. Its focus on the liquid-rich plays like Utica Shale is expected to contribute highly to the company’s growth momentum. Going forward, Chesapeake in 2014 expects receding operating costs, lower expected commodity prices, and increased production. Although we appreciate management’s execution and ongoing cost reduction initiatives, we believe billions in asset sales are required to fund this program. Chesapeake also exhibits a weak financial profile with a huge debt balance. Embattled Chesapeake is trying hard to minimize capital expenditure through its divestiture program. As such, we see the stock performing in line with the broader market. “

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $29.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Ferrellgas Partners’ earnings per unit in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. As the heating season was primarily concentrated in the third quarter, failure of other providers helped the partnership to add new customers. However, Ferrellgas Partners failed to surpass the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters as rising input costs are affecting the partnership’s margins as well as profitability. The partnership has the capability to turn the tide with the contribution from acquired assets, but it will likely be some time before it actually starts to exceed market expectations. In addition, over-dependence on a small number of propane suppliers and strong competition from other energy sources might pose further challenges for Ferrellgas Partners. Therefore, we have maintained our Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

HDFC Bank (NYSE:HDB) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $49.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “HDFC Bank reported robust fourth-quarter (ended Mar 31) fiscal 2014 results. An increase in net interest income and fee revenues was partially offset by higher operating expenses. Moreover, deposit and loan balances as well as credit quality continued to show improvement. Although we expect negative impact from the new capital rules and deterioration in asset quality, it is likely to be offset by continued synergies from the company’s exposure to the fast-growing Indian retail credit sector. Additionally, consistent branch expansion will lead to growth in deposits and loans in the long term.”

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays. The firm currently has a $212.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $225.00.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. They currently have a $80.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $82.00.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) had its underweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays. The firm currently has a $20.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $18.00.

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays. The firm currently has a $42.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $43.00.

Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ:PLXS) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $45.00 price target on the stock.

Rose Rock Midstream (NASDAQ:RRMS) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays. Barclays currently has a $62.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $47.00.

Teradata (NYSE:TDC) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $43.00 price target on the stock.

Tesoro Logistics (NASDAQ:TLLP) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. They currently have a $76.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $70.00.

Tesoro Corp. (NYSE:TSO) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $63.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Tesoro Corporation shares. In an effort to tighten fuel emission norms, the EPA has proposed new gasoline standards, asking refiners to significantly curb sulfur content in gasoline starting from 2017. Complying with the new rules is expected to push up capital expenditures for downstream operators like Tesoro. The company is also faced with volatile industry fundamentals and limited geographic diversification, which may further limit its ability to generate positive earnings surprises. Partially offsetting these negatives are the scale and diversification benefits afforded by Tesoro’s portfolio of six refineries, benefits from the recent acquisition of BP’s Southern California refinery and a shareholder friendly financial policy.”

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $43.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Twitter’s first-quarter results disappointed due to slowing user base and engagement. Adjusted loss per share was narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while revenues managed to beat the same. Management provided optimistic guidance for 2014. However, user growth rate will remain a concern in the near term. Nevertheless, we believe that new products such as app install ads and expanded MoPub features are the key growth catalysts. Twitter’s growing relevancy during live major events will add to its user base. As spending on online advertising is expected to increase manifold compared to traditional media, we believe that the company has massive growth opportunity, due to its strong position in mobile. International expansion and accretive acquisitions are other significant positives. However, Twitter’s ability to attract advertising revenues amid significant competition will be a key factor in determining its growth. Additionally, higher operating costs will hurt profitability in the near term. We maintain our Neutral recommendation and set a price target of $43.00.”

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. The firm currently has a $112.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $105.00.

Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $5.75 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Walter Energy Inc. posted wider-than-expected loss in the first quarter of 2014 due to the prevailing soft coal market conditions in the U.S. The company underperformed primarily due to downward pressure in thermal as well as met coal prices. We believe Walter Energy’s cost-control initiatives and systematic idling of uneconomic mine operations in Canada will lead to stable margins in the upcoming quarters. In addition, the oversupply in global met coal market will gradually disappear in the long term as bullish steel demand overseas will drive met coal exports. However, stiff competition from prime coal exporters like Australia and Indonesia as well as failure to renew customer contracts could act as growth deterrents. “

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