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Analysts’ ratings reiterations for Wednesday, August 20th:

AutoCanada (TSE:ACQ) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Scotiabank. Scotiabank currently has a C$93.00 price target on the stock.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus.

AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) had its positive rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $338.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “BlackRock’s second-quarter 2014 earnings outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Results benefited from top-line growth driven by improvement in assets under management, partly offset by higher operating expenses. We believe that steady capital deployment activities and opportunistic acquisitions will likely be accretive to its overall performance going forward. Further, the company’s initiatives to improve market share in the ETF business should act in favor to boost top-line growth. However, mounting expenses, high dependence on fee-based revenues and regulatory restrictions on BlackRock’s revenue sources makes us apprehensive.”

Celanese (NYSE:CE) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $64.00 target price on the stock.

Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $53.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $51.00.

Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $18.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation for Denbury Resources. With its unique profile, compelling economics and unmatched infrastructure, Denbury is nicely positioned to deliver long-term sustainable growth. The Cedar Creek Anticline (CCA) deal adds to Denbury’s inventory of tertiary projects and emphasizes its synergies with the existing carbon dioxide infrastructure. Additional positives for Denbury include a strong financial position, low-risk investments and an active divestment policy. However, the company’s second quarter 2014 earnings were lower year over year due to lower price realization, as well as higher lease operating expenses and depletion, depreciation and amortization. We remain cautious due to high cost levels associated with the tertiary oil recovery method and harsh weather conditions that may restrict the activity level. “

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $46.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. The company’s second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. We appreciate the company’s financial discipline, which is one of the best in the industry. Diamond Offshore Drilling is also looking to increase its footprint in emerging markets (like Australia, Brazil and West Africa) to reap the benefits from recently discovered deepwater fields. Furthermore, improving activity in the North Sea positions the company well. However, we remain on the sidelines at this stage due to the volatile oil and gas price scenario, geopolitical risks related to international operations, the uneven deepwater markets and expectations of a gradual decline in deepwater rates.”

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $13.25 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $13.00.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $66.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $64.00.

Equity One (NYSE:EQY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $25.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $24.00.

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm currently has a $55.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $53.00.

Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $79.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Flowserve develops and manufactures precision-engineered flow control equipment. We are reaffirming our Neutral recommendation on the company with a target price of $79.00. The company reported soft second-quarter 2014 results with earnings and revenues both lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, earnings increased 7.1% year over year despite a 1.5% decline in revenues. Flowserve has been benefiting from its endeavors to strengthen the core business by key initiatives such as One Flowserve’. Continued growth in bookings and improvement in margin figures were also positives. However, unfavorable currency translations and short-term realignment expenses are proving to be a drag on company’s financials.”

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm currently has a $119.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $118.00.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James. Raymond James currently has a $91.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $85.50. The analysts wrote, “We reaffirm our Outperform rating on HD and increase our target price to $91 following the company’s F2Q14 earnings release and management conference call. Headline results (sales and adjusted EPS) beat expectations driven by a rebound in the seasonal business and strong results in the maintenance and repair, professional, and service segments. Management delivered a higher than forecast gross margin while also posting a lower than modeled SG&A expense, thereby contributing to higher than estimated operating earnings. “The Home Depot continues to make progress integrating physical and digital retail and this quarter roughly one third of online sales originated in a store with the assistance of an associate. The company is now rolling out its next generation First Phone, a handheld device that allows associates to assist customers with questions, place online orders, and even complete the checkout process in the aisle. Management continues to invest in technology to improve productivity and enhance the customer experience while continuing to return capital to shareholders (the company returned roughly $2.8 billion to shareholders during the quarter through dividends and share repurchases). We remain Outperform rated on the stock, though valuation is reaching the upper end of what we judge as fair value.”

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $98.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $85.00.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a $95.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $92.00.

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) had its rating reiterated by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. The firm currently has a $92.00 target price on the stock.

HSBC Holdings plc (NASDAQ:HSBC) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $57.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “HSBC reported dismal first-half 2014 results owing to a decline in revenues, partially offset by lower operating expenses and a fall in loan impairment charges. Top line was adversely impacted by subdued growth in Retail Banking and Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets segments. Moreover, sluggish revenue growth in the mature markets, dismal European economy, lower loan demand, higher litigation costs and stringent regulations remain the near-term concerns. Nevertheless, the company’s restructuring initiatives have started bearing fruits as evident by downward trends in operating expenses. Further, diversified revenue sources and a strong capital position will continue to aid bottom-line growth.”

Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They currently have a $66.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $72.00. The analysts wrote, “We expect an in-line Q4 as focus shifts to guidance. For FY15, we believe management will provide a conservative initial view given model transitions in QB and rebuilding in Consumer Tax. QBO adoption should be a driver, but one we also see as priced in with the stock at 22x CY15eEPS.”

Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. They currently have a $23.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $24.00.

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Crp (NASDAQ:MTGE) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $25.50.

Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $35.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Newell posted better-than-expected bottom-line results in the second quarter driven by higher sales volume, increase in gross margin and reduced share count. Further, the company’s core sales grew 4.6% reflecting solid performances across Writing, Tools and Commercial Products segments. Going forward, we believe that Newell’s Project Renewal program will help in reducing the operating costs and complexities of the organization, while increasing investment in core business areas. We are also optimistic about the company’s initiatives to strengthen its core business as evident from the recently signed deal to acquire Ignite Holdings. However, we remain slightly anxious about Newell’s future performance due to sluggish economic recovery in the U.S. and a slowdown in the emerging markets. Thus, our long-term Neutral recommendation on the stock remains in place.”

PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ:PDLI) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $10.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “PDL BioPharma’s second quarter 2014 earnings of $0.52 per share were below the year-ago earnings of $0.62 and the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.55 per share. We are encouraged by the company’s royalty agreements with companies like Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC. Also, the Roche settlement came as a huge relief to PDL BioPharma. The company has in the past several years struggled with its dispute with Roche. However, we are still concerned about PDL BioPharma’s future revenue stream once the royalty payments dry up. We see limited upside potential from current levels and retain a Neutral recommendation on the stock.”

PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) had its rating reiterated by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. Telsey Advisory Group currently has a $61.00 target price on the stock.

PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a $71.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Modestly better earnings, maintained guidance, performance enhancement plans and the exploration of strategic alternatives should lift the stock tomorrow and keep a floor underneath it in the near term.”

Post Properties (NYSE:PPS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $52.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $51.00.

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $94.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Prudential Financial Inc.’s second-quarter earnings of $2.49 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.35 and grew 8.3% year over year. Results benefitted from strong growth in the Annuities, Retirement and Asset Management businesses as well as synergies from the acquisition of the individual life business from Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in January last year. The company’s bottom-line growth was also supported by lower share count due to share buyback. We expect a shift toward higher return businesses, organic growth, capital deployment and accretion from recent transactions – Hartford’s life block, GM pension block and Star/Edison to drive the company’s profits. Prudential generates a substantial portion of its earnings from international markets, primarily Japan, where the company gain high returns given its strong competitive position. However, low interest rates, strict capital regulations and a weak group line of business are some of the potential headwinds. Nevertheless, the company boasts a strong balance sheet and has been rated favorably by rating agencies. We, thus, maintain our Neutral recommendation on the stock. “

Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ:RGSE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $3.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $4.00.

Retail Properties of America (NASDAQ:RPAI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $17.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $16.00.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a $15.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $14.00.

Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SLXP) had its market outperform rating reissued by analysts at JMP Securities. JMP Securities currently has a $190.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $173.00.

The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $61.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “TJX Companies’ second-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $0.75 beat both the year-ago results and Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.7% and 14% respectively backed by higher consumer traffic, improved margins and solid comparable-store sales growth in consecutive months. Sales met Zacks Consensus Estimate and increased 7% from prior year levels backed by higher comps. However, we are encouraged by the company’s strong fundamentals and its strategic initiatives to improve its retail business in North America, Europe and Canada. Moreover, the company’s focuses on e-Commerce and aggressive marketing strategies also encourage us. The company’s low-priced products work well in the challenging macroeconomic environment. However, rising input costs and lack of international presence prompt us to remain on the sidelines. “

The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank currently has a $68.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $62.00.

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $50.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “TI is one of the largest suppliers of analog integrated circuits. Second-quarter earnings were above the Zacks Consensus Estimate and forward guidance was in-line. Demand appears to be picking up, with the higher mix of analog and embedded processing products contributing to profits. The company’s compelling product line, market share gains, strategic refocus on high-growth areas of the analog and embedded processing markets are positives. However, we recognize that the channel is more conservative than it has been before and remain concerned about the risks associated with a high debt level. These along with the fair valuation lead us to reiterate our Neutral rating on the shares.”

Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Zacks. The firm currently has a $55.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Ubiquiti Networks is a leading provider of communication networks, telecom services and support solutions. We are reiterating our Outperform recommendation on Ubiquiti Networks with a target price of $55.00. The company reported strong fourth-quarter results with growth across both earnings and revenues. Improved demand for 4G/LTE networks and mobile broadband services has been driving growth this year. In the reported quarter, the company launched several products and added a couple of key distributors for the expansion of its business. Further, the company’s airMAX platform has been performing impressively and its UniFi platform now encompasses the SDN technology which is expected to benefit the company significantly. However, stiff competition and challenging global economic and political conditions limit its profitability to some extent.”

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Zacks. They currently have a $41.00 target price on the stock.

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Summit Research. Summit Research currently has a $25.00 price target on the stock.

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