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was initiated with a buy rating at Cantor Fitzgerald. $35 price target. Company should benefit from a better regulatory environment and can deliver above-average growth, Cantor Fitzgerald said.
was upgraded at Goldman to buy. Company can generate solid organic growth, Goldman said. $170 price target.
was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
was upgraded to buy from neutral at Citigroup. The stock has transitioned to a value stock and the risk is partially priced in, Citi said. Price target remains $56.
Cash America International
was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. Valuation is full. The stock is up 33% year-to-date and within 4% of Stern Agee's new price target of $55.
was upgraded at FBR Capital Markets to outperform from market perform. $48 price target. Estimates also boosted, given higher receivables and interest income, as well as lower credit costs, FBR Capital Markets said.
was initiated with a buy rating at Lazard Capital Markets. $105 price target. Company can deliver 25% annual earnings growth over the next two years.
First Cash Financial Services
was downgraded at Sterne Agee to neutral. The call is based on a fair valuation, Sterne Agee said.
was upgraded at Goldman Sachs to buy. Legacy funds have recovered well, Goldman said.
was downgraded at Bernstein Research to market perform from outperform. Valuation call, based on an $18 price target, Bernstein said.
was upgraded at Piper Jaffray to overweight from neutral. $73 price target. Company has strong long-term earnings potential, Piper Jaffray said.
was downgraded at Keybanc to hold from buy. The stock has doubled the market year-to-date and the company lacks near-term catalysts, Keybanc said.
was upgraded at Canaccord Genuity to buy from hold. $42 price target. Stock sets up well for a 10%-20% run, Canaccord Genuity said.
was initiated with a buy rating at Goldman Sachs. $115 price target. Company can continue to gain domestic market share and also grow outside of the U.S., Goldman said.
was initiated with an outperform rating at BMO Capital. $90 price target. Company can return more than 20% over the next year, including the 3.3% dividend yield, BMO Capital said.
was downgraded at Bernstein Research to market perform from outperform. $38 price target. Cyclical indicators suggest a near-term peak for the industry, Bernstein said.
was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.
was upgraded at UBS to buy from neutral. Upside to the Alliance Boots merger and health reform should trump near-term comp concern. Estimates increased and new price target is $48, UBS said.
was initiatd with a neutral rating at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $35 price target. Stock has already gained 30% since its IPO, BofA/Merrill said.
Zoetis was initiated with a neutral rating at Goldman Sachs. Given valuation, there is limited upside, Goldman said. Price target is $33.
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price target was increased at Citigroup to $285. The new price target comes with a higher multiple, reflecting greater comfort around flow and margin leverage and declining execution risks.
price target and earnings were increased at UBS. First-quarter comps should be between 0% and 2%, setting a solid tone for 2013, UBS said. New price target is $330.
price target was raised at Cowen Securities. Shares are now seen reaching $133. Company can deliver solid production growth, Cowen said. Buy rating.
Chevron estimates were updated at UBS. Earnings estimates through 2014 were increased. At the company's analyst meeting management reaffirmed prior growth targets, UBS said. Price target remains $120.
estimates were increased at Lazard Capital Markets. Estimates were raised through 2014. Company will likely convert some debt to equity, Lazard Capital Markets said. Buy rating and $4 price target.
numbers boosted at Credit Suisse. Shares are now seen reaching $70. Estimates were also increased, given improving comp sales in China, Credit Suisse said. Outperform rating.
Yum Brands price target and estimates were raised at Credit Suisse. The China February comps showed marked improvement, Credit Suisse said. New price target is $70.
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