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Equities Research Analysts’ price target changes for Friday, September 5th:

AllianceBernstein Holding (NYSE:AB) had its price target boosted by Sanford C. Bernstein to $29.00. Sanford C. Bernstein currently has a neutral rating on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We are upgrading AB to Neutral from Underperform based on areas of improving performance, decent flows/organic growth, and an attractive yield, partially offset by some remaining performance issues and concentration risk. Our estimates remain unchanged, but our PO moves up to $29 on a higher multiple, in-line with a better organic and earnings growth outlook.”

Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) had its price target increased by Ascendiant Capital Markets from $37.00 to $42.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) had its price target raised by Citigroup Inc. from $90.00 to $100.00. Citigroup Inc. currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN) had its price target trimmed by RBC Capital from $21.00 to $19.00. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN) had its price target lowered by Dougherty & Co from $34.00 to $32.00. Dougherty & Co currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) had its price target raised by Telsey Advisory Group from $127.00 to $134.00. Telsey Advisory Group currently has a not rated rating on the stock.

Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV) had its target price cut by Compass Point from $5.00 to $4.50. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Mobileye NV (NASDAQ:MBLY) had its price target increased by RBC Capital from $43.00 to $52.00. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) had its target price increased by Argus from $110.00 to $116.00. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

VeriFone Systems (NYSE:PAY) had its target price boosted by RBC Capital from $36.00 to $40.00. RBC Capital currently has a sector perform rating on the stock.

Primero Mining Corp (NYSE:PPP) had its target price trimmed by RBC Capital from $9.00 to $8.50. RBC Capital currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

UTi Worldwide (NASDAQ:UTIW) had its price target cut by RBC Capital from $14.00 to $13.00. RBC Capital currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT) had its target price boosted by RBC Capital from $57.00 to $60.00. RBC Capital currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

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