Mastercard Deemed Prudent and 4 Stock Analyses Turning Heads

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA):  Morgan Stanley said Tesla Motors, Inc.’s new guidance was largely in-line and that the capital raise should alleviate near-term liquidity concerns. The firm added that fears over a slower production ramp are overdone. They reiterated their Overweight rating and $50 price target.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA):  Argus believes that Buy rated MasterCard Incorporated was prudent in reducing guidance as they are sets up for positive surprises. The firm also believes the global secular shift to electronic payments is in the early stages and MasterCard will continue to benefit.

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Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI):  After Bridgepoint Education, Inc. reassigned 400 admissions personnel to jobs that are dedicated to helping current students, Barrington anticipates that the changes will better align the company with the requirements of their accreditor, Western Associaton of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The firm expects the company to eventually receive accreditation from WASC, but maintains a Market Perform rating pending the outcome of the company’s regulatory issues.

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO):  After TiVo Inc. announced that they have reached a settlement with Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Barrington believes that the deal will increase the visibility of the firm’s investment thesis and they will gain subscribers through distribution deals. The firm maintains a $14 target and Outperform rating on TiVo.

ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE:ESI):  After the company disclosed some past correspondence with the securities and exchange commission that raised questions concerning the company’s filings and invited additional disclosure, Wells Fargo noted that shares of ITT Educational Services Inc. are lower today.  They view these questions as routine and believe that  they don’t warrant a sell-off of their stock. The firm keeps a Market Perform rating on ITT Educational.

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