Synaptics This company makes mobile computing technology products. The stock was upgraded by Needham to a buy from a hold on Friday. "Next quarter's guidance suggests that PC market still weighs, though in good time, by 2H12, everything should fall into place, macro willing," Oppenheimer analysts wrote Friday. Shares of Synaptics hit a 52-week high Friday of $37.49. The stock's 52-week low of $21.97 was set on Sept. 22. TheStreet Ratings gives Synaptics an A- grade and a $37.93 price target. The stock has risen 22.79% year to date.
Health Net The managed health care services provider sold its Medicare PDP business to CVS Caremark ( CVS) earlier in January. "HNT's sale of its Medicare PDP business (4% of revenue) to CVS Caremark is on the low end of other recent industry transactions," Jefferies analysts wrote in a report on Jan. 9. "PDP was a source of earnings headwind in 2011, as sanctions caused about a 12% membership decline and MLRs were higher than expected. Nonetheless, PDP seemed ready to rebound in 2012, and we question whether HNT is getting enough consideration." Shares of Health Net hit a 52-week high on Friday of $37.31. The stock's 52-week low of $20.51 was set on Aug. 9. TheStreet Ratings gives Health Net a B+ grade and a $41.06 price target. The stock has risen 22.52% year to date.