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Research Analysts’ new coverage for Tuesday, September 2nd:

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO). Keefe, Bruyette & Woods issued an outperform rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock.

SunTrust assumed coverage on shares of Arista Networks (NASDAQ:ANET). SunTrust issued a buy rating and a $100.00 price target on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:DSKY). Stifel Nicolaus issued a buy rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock.

Piper Jaffray started coverage on shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd (NASDAQ:DSKY). Piper Jaffray issued an overweight rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock.

Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS). They issued a buy rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock.

JMP Securities began coverage on shares of Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS). They issued an outperform rating and a $12.00 target price on the stock.

Leerink Swann began coverage on shares of Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS). They issued an outperform rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.

RBC Capital began coverage on shares of Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP). They issued an outperform rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock.

Credit Suisse started coverage on shares of Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP). They issued a neutral rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock.

Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Flowserve Corp (NYSE:FLS). They issued an overweight rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of Federated Nat (NASDAQ:FNHC). They issued a market perform rating and a $26.50 price target on the stock.

Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on shares of Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC). They issued a buy rating and a $20.50 target price on the stock.

Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC). The firm issued a hold rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC). JPMorgan Chase & Co. issued a neutral rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

RBC Capital began coverage on shares of Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $21.00 target price on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of HCI Group (NYSE:HCI). The firm issued a market perform rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock.

Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP). The firm issued a buy rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock.

Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP). The firm issued an equal weight rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “HMLP is focused exclusively on the floating regasification segment of the LNG market, with a fleet of 3 modern purpose-built FSRU (1 fully owned, 2 in a 50/50 JV). It distributes an annual $1.35/unit that is well protected at 1.1x total unit coverage and by the 17 year average contract coverage for its initial fleet. HMLP’s distribution is guided to rise by 25%+ with the drop down of one already contracted FSRU, bringing it to ~$1.70 per unit by end-2015. We apply a 7% forward yield, equal to its peers’ target yield on their distribution after contracted dropdowns, resulting in our $24 PT. Our $32 bull case values the stock at a 6% yield and ~$1.90 distribution, assuming chartering and dropdowns of two uncontracted new builds and further growth of the drop down pipeline. Our $16 bear case values the stock at NAV.”

Citigroup Inc. started coverage on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP). Citigroup Inc. issued a buy rating on the stock.

Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP). Barclays issued an equal weight rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock.

Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Independence Contract Drilling (NYSE:ICD). They issued an overweight rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock.

RBC Capital began coverage on shares of Independence Contract Drilling (NYSE:ICD). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $13.00 target price on the stock.

FBR Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Independence Contract Drilling (NYSE:ICD). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock.

Cowen and Company started coverage on shares of Independence Contract Drilling (NYSE:ICD). Cowen and Company issued an outperform rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Canaccord Genuity began coverage on shares of Lekoil (LON:LEK). Canaccord Genuity issued a speculative buy rating and a GBX 75 ($1.24) price target on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO). They issued a buy rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock.

Oppenheimer started coverage on shares of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO). Oppenheimer issued an outperform rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Leerink Swann started coverage on shares of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Cowen and Company initiated coverage on shares of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ:LOXO). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Liberum Capital assumed coverage on shares of Lavendon Group plc (LON:LVD). Liberum Capital issued a hold rating and a GBX 225 ($3.73) price target on the stock.

KLR Group began coverage on shares of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp (NYSE:MHR). The firm issued a hold rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock.

Craig Hallum initiated coverage on shares of Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX). They issued a buy rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock.

HC Wainwright initiated coverage on shares of Revett Mining Company, Inc. (DE) (NYSE:RVM). The firm issued a buy rating and a $2.40 price target on the stock.

BNP Paribas began coverage on shares of SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

Ladenburg Thalmann began coverage on shares of TASER International (NASDAQ:TASR). They issued a buy rating and a $19.50 target price on the stock.

Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage on shares of TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ:TSYS). They issued a buy rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock.

Leerink Swann assumed coverage on shares of T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO). The firm issued a market perform rating and a $23.50 target price on the stock.

Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on shares of T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO). They issued a neutral rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock.

Goldman Sachs started coverage on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO). They issued a neutral rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock.

Leerink Swann started coverage on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO). They issued a market perform rating and a $23.50 target price on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $16.50 target price on the stock.

Northland Securities began coverage on shares of W Resources PLC (LON:WRES). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 2.20 ($0.04) price target on the stock.

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