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Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Monday, August 11th:

Alon USA Partners (NASDAQ:ALDW) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $20.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $19.00.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $47.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $48.00.

Sothebys (NYSE:BID) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $47.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $55.00.

Canadian Apartment Properties REIT (TSE:CAR.UN) had its sector perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Scotiabank. Scotiabank currently has a C$23.75 price target on the stock.

Carnival (NYSE:CCL) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $38.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Carnival Corp. posted better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2014 results with earnings of $0.10 per share easily beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.02 and increasing 43% year over year, thanks to higher revenues, better-than-expected revenue yields as well as lower-than-anticipated cruise costs. Revenues also surpassed the consensus mark by 1.4% Additionally reduction in fuel consumption is a bright spot in Carnival’s report card. Moreover, the brand-building efforts and other promotional activities are expected to bode well for the company. Also, the company’s strategy to grow beyond familiar itineraries and capitalize on Asian opportunities requires special mention. However, higher marketing spend remains a major threat to margin expansion. Meanwhile, the company expects revenue yield to slightly decline in fiscal 2014 on yearly basis, which remains a concern. We therefore have a Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

Cogent Communications Group (NASDAQ:CCOI) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $40.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $45.00.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $256.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $262.00.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $20.50 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $18.00.

Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $53.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $59.00.

Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $48.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Brinker International’s second quarter adjusted earnings of $0.85 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. However, earnings increased 10.4% year over year, owing to improved revenues and a decline in interest expense. Quarterly revenues increased 4% year over year to $758.7 million and beat the consensus mark by 1.2%. The upside reflects a 3.7% increase in company sales and a 13.4% increase in Franchise and Other revenues owing to an improvement in comps. We believe aggressive expansion and extensive reimaging will help it to sustain the revenue momentum. However, like all restaurant companies, Brinker also faces the threat of increasing food costs that have risen sharply over the past few months and still remain at elevated levels. Moreover, declining traffic trends due to a sluggish macroeconomic environment remain concerns. We maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $24.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $23.50.

Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm currently has a $39.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $38.00.

Franks International NV (NYSE:FI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group. They currently have a $22.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $25.00.

Franks International NV (NYSE:FI) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. The firm currently has a $24.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $28.00.

H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse. The firm currently has a $40.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $37.00.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group. They currently have a $108.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $114.00.

Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm currently has a $8.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $10.00.

Masimo Corp. (NASDAQ:MASI) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $27.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $29.00.

McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $98.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $105.00.

Magna International (NYSE:MGA) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $102.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $98.00.

Magna International (NYSE:MGA) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $117.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Magna International posted adjusted earnings per share of $2.37 for the second quarter of 2014, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.22. Revenues went up 5.6% to $9.46 billion, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $9.37 billion. For 2014, Magna International increased the revenues guidance to $35.6-$37.3 billion. The stringent regulatory requirements are expected to boost sales in the future. The company maintains a strong cash position, which facilitates regular capital deployment. However, dependence on few customers and uncertainty in the European automotive industry are some headwinds. Thus we are maintaining a Neutral recommendation on Magna International.”

McGraw Hill Financial (NASDAQ:MHFI) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $82.50 price target on the stock.

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $18.00 price target on the stock.

People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $15.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “People’s United’s second-quarter 2014 operating earnings per share came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well as the prior-year quarter earnings. Results reflected organic growth and lower provision for loan losses. Improving asset quality was another positive. However, increased expenses remain a concern. Overall, People’s United is trying to overcome the sluggish economic recovery through opportunistic acquisitions. Going forward, growth in loans and deposits are expected to boost the company’s financial results. However, the recent regulatory issues, rising expenses and a challenging economic environment remain concerns.”

Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $33.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $35.00.

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $22.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $22.75.

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $42.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Spectra Energy is one of North America’s premier natural gas infrastructure plays. It has a strong presence in growth markets, which should lead to value-creating investment opportunities in the coming years. Also the recent acquisition of the Express-Platte Pipeline System enabled the company to diversify its portfolio to a growing market of crude oil pipeline businesses. The company’s core fee-based businesses have the potential to move the needle towards solid earnings and cash flow growth. Management remains optimistic on its performance going forward on the back of its expansion program, which remains on track. With its market leading position, diversified asset portfolio and strong investment opportunities, we expect Spectra Energy to sustain the growth momentum. However, all these positives have already been reflected in its valuation, leaving little space for above-market gains. Thus our Neutral recommendation remains unchanged at this stage.”

Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $120.00 target price on the stock.

Sunedison (NASDAQ:SUNE) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $19.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “SunEdison swung to profit in the second quarter and revenues also compared favorably on a year-over-year basis. Nonetheless, higher operating expense remains a concern. We believe SunEdison will benefit from a rise in demand for solar energy. The divestment of the semiconductor business will enable it to concentrate on its core competencies. Moreover, its recent partnerships and cost reduction initiatives are expected to expand margins. Nonetheless, pricing environment and a highly leveraged balance sheet remain concerns for the company. Competition from its peers is also a headwind. Thus, we reiterate our Underperform recommendation on SunEdison.”

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $75.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Molson Coors’ second quarter 2014 earnings of $1.57 per share increased 6.8% from the prior-year quarter and exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9% driven by growth in underlying pre-tax income and expanded margins owing to lower interest expense. Sales missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but increased marginally from the year-ago quarter as positive pricing and mix made up for the beer volume decline in the quarter. Nevertheless, we are encouraged by the company’s strong brand portfolio, continuous innovation and cost-saving initiatives. The acquisition of StarBev breweries has also enhanced the premium brands portfolio of Molson Coors and exposed it to the attractive beer markets of Central Europe. However, macro-economic headwinds and continued volume decline in major markets remain concerns. We thus remain on the sidelines with a target price of $62.00.”

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $16.00 target price on the stock.

TRI Pointe Homes (NYSE:TPH) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $15.50 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $22.00.

TETRA Technologies (NYSE:TTI) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse currently has a $13.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $14.00.

Vale SA (NASDAQ:VALE) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $15.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Vale reported weak results for the second quarter of 2014, with a fall in underlying earnings as well as revenues. Underlying earnings per ADR declined 15.4% year over year to $0.38 while revenues decreased 7.1% year over year to $9.9 billion. Results were mainly impacted by lower prices of iron ore along with a reduction in production volumes of most of the other commodities. Also, owing to environmental regulations and policies, the company may face uncertainty in future operations. However, the company’s continuing attempts to reduce costs resulted in a decline of 24% in SG&A expense, and a 43% decrease in stoppage costs in the second quarter of 2014. Additionally, Vale has a strong balance sheet owing to its efforts to reduce debt, while on the other hand, reduction in capital expenditure boosts free cash flow. The company also engages in research and development projects which are expected to translate into higher revenues going forward.”

The Wendy's Co (NYSE:WEN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $8.50 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “The Wendy’s Company posted second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share that were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate and up 12.5% year over year. The year-over-year rise reflects improved margins, a decline in interest expense and lower share count. Total revenue declined 19.5% year over year to $523.4 million due to a reduction in the number of company-operated restaurants. Also, the company announced plans to sell 135 company-operated restaurants in Canada which would pressurize revenues going forward. However, second quarter revenues beat the consensus mark by 1.2%, which we believe was due to comps growth and sales initiatives. Over the long-term, we remain optimistic on the company’s sales initiatives, which include menu innovation, international expansion and re-imaging of units. However, higher beef costs and incremental capital spending keep us on the sidelines. We maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

Workspace Group Plc (LON:WKP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Investec. Investec currently has a GBX 676 ($11.34) target price on the stock.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm currently has a $15.25 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $15.00.

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