Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCT): After meeting with Constant Contact’s management, Stifel Nicolaus believes that the company’s FY13 revenue growth could surpass 20 percent. Now, the firm is more confident that demand for the company’s core email-marketing business is still healthy and has stabilized, and it keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes that there will be further selling pressure on Facebook shares from multiple lock-up expirations throughout the next year, and the firm mentions that November 14 is the biggest lock-up date. Furthermore, the firm predicts that shares will be impacted by growing mobile usage, a slowdown in social gaming revenue, and increased spending. Shares have a Neutral rating.
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Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE:SFD) Bank of America Merrill Lynch reduced Smithfield estimates because of increased corn prices and lower hog prices. Shares have an Underperform rating.
OmniVision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI) price target has been increased by Needham after the company’s better than expected results for the July quarter, but also notes that the company’s margins hit a record low. Needham believes that OmniVision’s gross margins will continue to be depressed in the 17 percent to 18 percent range, but it maintains a Buy rating on the stock.
American Apparel Inc (AMEX:APP) reported that its comparable store sales were boosted 24 percent in August, causing Roth Capital to believe that the increase is more evidence that several of the company’s historical problems are largely the cause. The firm believes that the company is in the position for earnings growth and keeps a Buy rating.
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