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Research Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Friday, July 4th:

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ:AAUKY) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse.

ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $24.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “ABB is a leading power and automation technology supplier. We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on the company with a target price of $24.00. The company had reported weak fourth-quarter 2014 earnings owing to sluggishness in the power systems (PS) business. However, even amid the present macroeconomic uncertainty, the company continues to receive orders in key sectors. This power and automation bellwether also benefited from the execution of its strong backlog and improved demand from earlier-cycle projects in the quarter. Moreover, the company’s ongoing initiatives in improving its cash flow generation, cost containment and stabilization of its PS business bode well going forward.”

AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

BG Group plc (NASDAQ:BRGYY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at RBC Capital.

Easyjet Plc (NASDAQ:ESYJY) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Easyjet Plc (NASDAQ:ESYJY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Easyjet Plc (NASDAQ:ESYJY) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Fluor Co. (NEW) (NYSE:FLR) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $83.00 price target 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 the company with a target price of $83. The company posted weak first quarter 2014 earnings with decline in both earnings and revenues. The company has a strong foothold in the nuclear industry and has been benefiting from the nuclear remediation at U.S. government facilities. However, its major portion of revenues is derived from its Industrial & Infrastructure segment which been slumping for the last few quarters due to the dismal performance of the mining and metals business.”

Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $113.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Fossil’s first quarter 2014 earnings of $1.22 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.5% and the year-ago earnings by 10.9%. The earnings upside was aided by strong top-line growth, increased operating income and lower share count. Net sales increased 14% year over year and also exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate driven by continued growth in the watch portfolio, driven by Fossil and Skagen brands and favorable currency translation. Overall, we are encouraged by Fossil’s acquisition of Skagen, which has further strengthened the company’s watch portfolio. The company targets further expansion of the Fossil brand in 2014 and intends to develop exciting new watch and jewelry designs, improve leather assortment and focus on increasing brand awareness. However, high promotional activity, increased competition from Apple’s smart watches and a sluggish leather business are expected to weigh down on second quarter results. We thus maintain a Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Investec.

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $29.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We maintain a Neutral recommendation on Pitney Bowes with a target price of $29. The company reported strong first quarter 2014 results, with earnings surpassing the estimates. In the quarter, the company’s revenues also increased modestly. Further, the company witnessed considerable growth in its Digital Commerce Solutions and a modest growth in the Enterprise Business Solutions business. This apart, the company also benefited from its strategic transformation process by containing its costs to drive up the profits. However, the SMB business continues to decline due to lower recurring revenues from the North American mailing business primarily due to the sluggish rentals revenues from France.”

Pearson PLC (NYSE:PSO) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at BNP Paribas.

Rambler Metals (NASDAQ:RBMTF) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Rsa Insurance Group (NASDAQ:RSNAY) had its underperform rating reiterated by analysts at BNP Paribas.

Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets currently has a GBX 1,150 ($19.59) price target on the stock.

TE Connectivity (NYSE:TEL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $67.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “TE Connectivity is an electronics and miscellaneous products company. We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on TE Connectivity with a target price of $67. During the second quarter, the company reported strong results with earnings up 25% year over year and revenues up 5.1% year over year. Profits during the quarter were driven by a strong performance of the company’s Transportation Solutions segment, supported by growth in the Industrial Solutions segment, Telecom Networks and Appliances businesses. However, the company’s Network Solutions and Consumer Solutions segments reported weak performances. The competitive pressure and currency volatility also remain concerns.”

Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:VOD) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

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