AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) is predicted by BB&T to see benefits resulting from the high priority that the Pentagon places on small unmanned aircraft. The firm continues to be convinced that the company possesses the inside track on a $248 million, five year unmanned aircraft deal slated to be announced in only a few weeks. The firm keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.
Dole Food Company Inc. (NYSE:DOLE): Since Dole Food’s chairman, David Murdock, has now taken the position of CEO and now the company’s former general counsel has become its COO, BB&T has been curious about whether or not Murdock intends to pursue an LBO. The firm still keeps its Hold rating on the stock.
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MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ:MAKO): Piper Jaffray has stated that the weakness in the company’s shares following Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgery system received FDA approval as a buying opportunity. Piper thinks predicts that it could be a lengthy time for NavioPFS to build momentum, but the firm has also stated that the approval indicates competition for MAKO in the U.S. The firm recommends buying shares on MAKO on today’s weakness, and it keeps its Overweight rating on the stock.
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