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Stock Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Tuesday, July 1st:

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $71.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $67.00.

American International Group (NYSE:AIG) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $57.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $64.00.

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $73.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $66.00.

Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE:AMG) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $216.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Affiliated Managers’ first-quarter 2014 economic net income (ENI) surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. While growth in revenues driven by improvement in assets under management (AUM) was the tailwind, higher expenses acted as the dampener. We believe that the company’s diversification in product mix and footprint as well as steady AUM stream and several restructuring initiatives to strengthen retail market operations will aid future growth. Moreover, strong balance sheet position will enable the company to further invest in affiliates. However, high debt levels, significantly higher intangibles and rising expenses remain the key concerns.”

Associated Banc Corp (NASDAQ:ASBC) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $19.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Associated Banc-Corp’s first-quarter 2014 earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Improvement in net interest income (NII) and prudish expense management were the positives for the quarter. However, these were partially offset by a fall in non-interest income and higher provisions. Further, while capital ratios deteriorated, profitability ratios and credit quality were a mixed bag. Nonetheless, we expect capital ratios to stabilize, given the gradual recovery in the economy. Also, enhanced capital deployment activities will reinstate investors’ confidence in the stock. However, considerable exposure to commercial loans, continuous rise in operating expenses and concentration risks arising from limited geographic diversification keep us apprehensive.”

Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a $61.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $58.00.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a $366.50 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $354.00.

BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $26.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “BancorpSouth’s first-quarter 2014 earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, it compared favorably with the prior-year quarter earnings, backed by higher net interest income and reduced expenses. Moreover, no provision for credit losses was recorded in the quarter. The recent acquisition deal with Knox Insurance Group also enhances its inorganic growth strategy. We believe the company’s disciplined expense management, continued improvement in asset quality and opportunistic acquisitions pave the way for long-term growth. Nevertheless, we remain concerned about the prevalent low interest rate environment and its adverse impact on the net interest margin (NIM). Moreover, absence of credible improvement in the mortgage market also remains a concern.”

Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $34.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Chunghwa Telecom reported mixed financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The company is the largest integrated telecommunications operator in Taiwan. Chunghwa offers a full suite of telecom services through fixed-line, mobile and data networks throughout Taiwan and to offshore islands. Though the fixed-line service is relatively saturated, we believe Chunghwa’s mobile and Internet/Data operations will drive overall growth over the next several years. Aggressive rollout of fiber-to-the-home, 3G mobile services and the upcoming 4GLTE network have positioned the company competitively. Chunghwa has also expanded into IPTV and cloud-computing services. The Taiwanese telecom market is highly competitive. We believe that the stock is currently fairly valued. We, therefore, maintain our long-term Neutral recommendation on Chunghwa.”

The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $150.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $176.00.

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $21.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $25.00.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) had its underweight rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $25.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $26.50.

Greatbatch (NYSE:GB) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $52.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Greatbatch’s 2014-first quarter earnings per share of $0.54 grew 22.7% y-o-y and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by $0.04. Revenues of $174.3 million went up 17.5% and surpassed the mark by a wide margin. We appreciate the company s effort to become a provider of complete medical devices system by heavy investment on R&D. Furthermore, the company’s product pipeline looks healthy. However, we are cognizant regarding softness in the smaller Electrochem division. The company also faces significant customer concentration risks. As such, we maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock and set a target of $52.00.”

Synageva BioPharma Corp (NASDAQ:GEVA) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $110.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $115.00.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $18.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $16.00.

Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $43.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $42.00.

Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $10.50.

Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $62.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $55.00.

Metlife (NYSE:MET) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a $63.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $58.00.

Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $75.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Monster Beverage’s first-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.55 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 12.2%. Earnings also increased 49.0% year over year driven by lower selling and marketing expenses and tax rates. Though net sales fell shy of the consensus mark, it increased 10.7% year over year on the back of a robust increase in sales of new products in the U.S. Margins also benefitted due to a decrease in cost of goods sold. However, new Monster Energy branded Zero Ultra, Ultra Red and Ultra Blue energy drinks continued to cannibalize sales of the existing brands. In addition, the company continued to face headwinds from currency and higher professional service cost related to litigations and regulatory issues, which hurt its margin. Taking all these factors into account, we prefer to remain on the sidelines at the current level.”

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at ISI Group. They currently have a $34.00 price target on the stock.

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $16.00 target price on the stock.

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) had its underweight rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $48.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $44.00.

Protective Life Corp. (NYSE:PL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $70.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $49.00.

Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $3.75 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “SIRIUS XM reported better financial results for the first quarter of 2014, where its bottom line was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate while the top line surpassed the same. Despite strong revenues, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and higher ARPU, SIRIUS XM is largely dependent on the future of the U.S. auto industry, which at present is poised for strong growth. The company boasts an estimated 70% share of the new cars sold. Therefore, even a minor fluctuation in auto sales may significantly affect the company’s financials. To counter such overdependence, management has decided to foray into the telematics business. We believe that the acquisition of the connected vehicle services division of Agero will be a long-term positive for the company. Thus, we reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on SIRIUS XM.”

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) had its positive rating reissued by analysts at Nomura.

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