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AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO):  Citigroup’s conversations with do-it-yourself industry contacts indicate that, after a tough June, manufacturing sales have picked up. Citi thinks AutoZone is best positioned to benefit from improving trends as they are the best in class do-it-yourself operation.  The company reiterates a Buy rating on the stock with a $433 price target.

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KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC):  Expecting foundry orders to rebound in the second half of 2012, Citigroup added KLA-Tencor to its Top Picks Live list. The firm has a Buy rating on shares with a $66 price target.

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX):  Expecting foundry orders to rebound sooner than NAND orders,Citigroup removed Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) from its Top Picks Live list, in favor of KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC).  Citi, however, keeps a Buy rating on shares of Lam Research with a $61 price target.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG):  Benchmark Co. believes that Google is likely to report a second quarter net revenue growth of 19%-20%. This is below the consensus of 22% which is due to slowing search spending and search volume growth. The firm maintains a Hold rating on Google shares ahead of the company’s second quarter results.

National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI):  After Media Post reported that Samsung is spending $20M to promote their release of its Galaxy S III phone, Citigroup believes that this deal is worth at least $18M to $27M in revenue and is confident that National CineMedia will be able to meet guidance. Citi keeps a Buy rating on shares of National CineMedia.

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