Analysts: Agilent’s Split May Increase Value and 3 Other Research Notes to Check Out

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): After an investment fund associated with the private equity firm Sycamore Partners disclosed a nearly 8 percent stake in Aeropostale, RBC Capital thinks that, at a minimum, the investment could provide a floor for the stock in the $8.50-$9 range. The firm thinks Aeropostale could be acquired for $14-$18 per share, and it keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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Questcor (NASDAQ:QCOR): CRT Capital views the recent weakness in shares of Questcor as a potential buying opportunity. The firm says it remains comfortable with its third-quarter estimates for the company and keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $79 price target.

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Agilent (NYSE:A): Baird raised its price target on Agilent to $55 from $52 following its announcement to split the firm into two separately traded public companies. Baird believes it offers cleaner investments with different growth profiles that will be more focused and transparently valued. The shares remain Outperform rated.

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Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT): Brean Capital noted that Walter Energy closed a private offering of secured notes, which will allow it to repurchase part of its term loans and maintain cash for general corporate purposes. The firm remains cautious on the company in the current price environment despite the boost to the company’s liquidity position. The shares are Hold rated.

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