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Stock Analysts’ new coverage for Monday, August 25th:

Piper Jaffray started coverage on shares of Avalanche Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:AAVL). They issued an overweight rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock.

Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Avalanche Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:AAVL). They issued a buy rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock.

William Blair initiated coverage on shares of Avalanche Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:AAVL). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock.

Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Avalanche Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:AAVL). They issued an outperform rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock.

HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Golden Minerals (NASDAQ:AUMN). The firm issued a buy rating and a $1.80 price target on the stock.

Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT). Mizuho issued a buy rating and a $83.00 target price on the stock.

Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Home Properties (NYSE:HME). They issued a neutral rating and a $67.00 price target on the stock.

SunTrust initiated coverage on shares of Healthequity (NYSE:HQY). The firm issued a buy rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock.

Raymond James assumed coverage on shares of Healthequity (NYSE:HQY). They issued an outperform rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on shares of Healthequity (NYSE:HQY). The firm issued an overweight rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock.

Wells Fargo & Co. began coverage on shares of Healthequity (NYSE:HQY). The firm issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Citigroup Inc. started coverage on shares of j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM). They issued a neutral rating and a $53.00 price target on the stock.

Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA). Mizuho issued a buy rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock.

Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Macrocure (NASDAQ:MCUR). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Macrocure (NASDAQ:MCUR). Jefferies Group issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock.

Credit Suisse assumed coverage on shares of Macrocure (NASDAQ:MCUR). They issued an outperform rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MRNS). They issued a buy rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock.

Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MRNS). Janney Montgomery Scott issued a buy rating on the stock.

Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Bio Blast Pharma (NASDAQ:ORPN). They issued a buy rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock.

Oppenheimer began coverage on shares of Bio Blast Pharma (NASDAQ:ORPN). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock.

Wells Fargo & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Transocean Partners (NASDAQ:RIGP). Wells Fargo & Co. issued an outperform rating on the stock.

CIMB started coverage on shares of Smartgroup Co. (ASX:SIQ). The firm issued an add rating and a $1.75 target price on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE). Stifel Nicolaus issued a buy rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock.

Robert W. Baird began coverage on shares of Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Wunderlich assumed coverage on shares of Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE). They issued a buy rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We are initiating coverage of Spark Energy Inc. (SPKE) with a Buy rating and a $20.00 price target. The firm operates as a retail energy services provider for ~270,000 customers across 16 states with competitive markets and choices for natural gas and electricity providers beyond the local incumbent utility. We believe the firm’s scalable business model and experienced management team position it well for future growth as it continues to execute an aggressive customer acquisition program. The shares carry an 8.1% dividend yield, attractive growth prospects, and a strong balance sheet. Our $20 price target equates to 5.3x our forecast of 2015 EBITDA, which compares to the 3.6×-6.7x EBITDA valuation range for private market acquisitions of similar energy retailers.”

Wells Fargo & Co. began coverage on shares of Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP). Wells Fargo & Co. issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP). Stifel Nicolaus issued a buy rating and a $120.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Last week TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) updated its Hotel Listings page that should lead to both a better user experience and better monetization. The company also closed its acquisition of Viator and announced a partnership with Uber, which should expand its local reach and monetization through the year. We are raising our price target to $100 from $88 as a result. In addition, this week Liberty (LINTA-$29.53, Buy) plans to spin-off its 22% economic and 57% voting stake in TRIP into a new company called Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (TripCo). We view the spin off as a precursor to an eventual combination that enables TRIP to consolidate the voting control in a cash/stock deal. Given a 10-20% premium for the voting shares, we estimate the total dilution could be 2-4% if paid all in shares.”

Mizuho began coverage on shares of UDR (NYSE:UDR). They issued a neutral rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock.

Roth Capital began coverage on shares of XG Technology (NASDAQ:XGTI). Roth Capital issued a buy rating and a $5.00 target price on the stock.

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