Rosetta Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSE): Pritchard raised its price target for Rosetta Resources to $63 from $56 and added the stock as a top pick citing the company’s increasing liquids percentage driven by the Eagle Ford results. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
TIM Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:TSU): Stifel Nicolaus notes that TIM’s net new subscriber increase through February was in-line with the firm’s estimate. The firm thinks the company’s data revenues and margins are poised to increase and it maintains a Buy rating on the stock.
Standard Microsystems Corp. (NASDAQ:SMSC): Needham raised its price target for Standard Microsystems citing the company’s strong outlook and maintains a Buy rating on the stock.
Vocus Inc. (NASDAQ:VOCS): After Vocus provided lower than expected 2012 EPS guidance and announced that it would acquire e-mail marketing firm iContact. Stifel Nicolaus thinks that the stock’s risk/reward ratio is “extremely favorable” following a large decline in the share price. The firm is upbeat about the acquisition and maintains a Buy rating.
Ariba Inc. (NASDAQ:ARBA): Goldman said M&A drivers are in place for an uptick in activity. The firm believes companies with the highest probability for potential M&A in small-caps are Ariba (NASDAQ:ARBA), Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ONXX), and Synchronoss (NASDAQ:SNSS).
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