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(ATHL) was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target, Goldman said.
Athlon Energy was initiated with a neutral rating and $31 price target at UBS. Valuation already reflects the bulk of the derisked Wolfcamp potential, UBS said.
(BLKB - Get Report) was upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus to buy from hold. $51 price target. Company can post accelerating sales growth and expand margins, Stifel Nicolaus said.
was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.
(FMC - Get Report)
was initiated with an overweight rating at Piper Jaffray. $78 price target. Company has exposure to a strong agriculture market in Latin America, Piper Jaffray said.
(MON - Get Report)
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Recent overcorrection is overdone given stabilizing corn prices, UBS said.
was initiated with a hold rating at Keybanc. Valuation call.
was upgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
(XEC - Get Report)
was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $120 price target. Expect increased efficiency of capital deployment, FBR said.
Stock Comments / EPS Changes
estimates were raised at UBS to include CyOptics financials, said UBS. Price target is $42.
was added to the US 1 List at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Company is executing well and has industry-leading scale, BofA/Merrill said. $60 price target.
Total System Services
price target was raised at Citigroup to $33 from $31. Steady stream of catalysts, said Citigroup.
numbers were raised at UBS. Earnings estimates were increased as consumers are spending more on home goods, said UBS. Price target boosted to $61.
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