Active Equity Analyst Alerts: Applied Materials, BorgWarner, Gilead, Tower, Cloud Peak

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT): Needham raised its estimates and price target for Applied Materials following the company’s better than expected Q1 results and reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA): Sterne Agee increased its target on BorgWarner after the company reported higher than expected Q4 results and provided higher than expected 2012 EPS guidance. The firm thinks that the company should grow by double digit levels oer the next few years and it maintains a Buy rating.

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): Deutsche Bank says Gilead’s ELECTRON study data disappointed, but the firm views the corresponding weakness in the stock as a buying opportunity.

Tower International, Inc. (NYSE:TOWR): After Tower International provided lower than expected 2012 revenue guidance, Wells Fargo believes that the stock is inexpensive and reiterates an Outperform rating.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc.(NYSE:CLD): Brean Murray lowered its price target on Cloud Peak Energy following solid Q4 earnings. The firm cited lower than expected mid-point guidance; the result of which was caused by having roughly 6% of its expected sales volume unpriced and the potential for contract deferrals. Shares remain Buy rated.

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