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Investment Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Monday, August 18th:

Antofagasta plc (NASDAQ:ANFGY) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. Zacks currently has a $17.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Peabody Energy’s loss per share in the second quarter 2014 was marginally wider than expected. Overall improvement in sales volumes and higher realized prices of U.S. tons sold helped the company to beat the top-line estimate. Peabody expects a revival in thermal coal demand globally, led by continuous urbanization and industrialization in China and India. A World Steel Association projection indicates an improvement in met coal sales driven by higher steel consumption. However, the new Clean Power Plan of the U.S. EPA and expected railroad service congestion in the second half of the year might impact the prospects of the company. Hence, we have retained our Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

Vesuvius PLC (LON:CKSN) had its under review rating reissued by analysts at Investec.

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) had its positive rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co..

Itv Plc (NASDAQ:ITVPF) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (NASDAQ:ITYBY) had its reduce rating reaffirmed by analysts at Nomura.

Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price on the stock.

Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse.

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

Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ:SQBG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Wunderlich. Wunderlich currently has a $15.00 price target on the stock.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group.

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