Analyst Actions: Fun and Gaming With Merrill Lynch, Nike and - TheStreet

Analyst Actions: Fun and Gaming With Merrill Lynch, Nike and

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This morning, Merrill Lynch analyst David Anders initiated or reinstated coverage of gaming industry stocks including: Argosy Gaming (AGY) at accumulate with a 19 price target, Aztar (AZR) INITIATED at accumulate, Gtech (GTK) at accumulate, Harrah's (HET) at accumulate and a 26 price target, International Game Technology (IGT) - Get Report at accumulate, Mandalay (MBG) at accumulate with a 23 price target, MGM Grand (MGG) at buy with a 32 price target and Station Casinos (STN) - Get Report at accumulate and a 28 price target.



: STARTED with a market outperform rating at

Goldman Sachs


Global Crossing


: coverage STARTED as an outperform at

Lehman Brothers



: coverage STARTED with an outperform at

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter




: price target UP to 49 from 45 at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.

Matrix One


: rating UP to "recommended for purchase" list from outperform at Goldman Sachs.

Midway Games


: rating DOWN to hold from buy at

ING Barings



(NKE) - Get Report

: rating UP to buy from market perform at

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette


Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals


: STARTED as a buy at

Chase H&Q


Safeguard Scientifics

(SFE) - Get Report

: UP to strong buy at

Prudential Securities

; STARTED as a buy with a 100 price target at Lehman Brothers.



: rating UP to buy from hold and price target set at 40 at ABN Amro.



: STARTED with a strong buy rating and a 90 price target at ING Barings.