Analysts Changed Price Targets on These Company Shares Today

Following is information on stocks for which stock analysts reiterated their ratings today:

  • Hansen Medical (NASDAQ:HNSN): C.K. Cooper reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $4 to $5.3.  About the company: ansen Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures medical robotics designed for positioning, manipulation and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies.
  • VMware (NYSE:VMW): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of  Outperform and changed its price target from $110 to $115.  About the company: VMware, Inc. provides virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. The Company’s solution products addresses a range of IT problems, which includes cost and operational inefficiencies, business continuity, software lifecycle management and desktop management. VMware Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek>>
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $58 to $60.  About the company: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. develops and distributes drugs. The Company develops drugs for unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders; and distributes generic and branded generic drugs in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $55 to $57.  About the company: Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials. The Company conducts business throughout most of the United States, in Canada, and in Mexico. Genuine Parts Co. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit Rises by Double-Figures Again>>
  • EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $57 to $69.  About the company:  EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural-gas supply, transmission and distribution. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offer natural gas products to wholesale and retail customers.
  • Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT): Wedbush reiterated its rating of Neutral and changed its price target from $29 to $31.  About the company:  Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of children’s products on a worldwide basis. The Company sells its products to retailers and directly to consumers. Mattel’s products include branded fashion dolls, infant and preschool products, toy cars, and electrical vehicles, among others.
  • SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $72 to $63.  About the company: SanDisk Corporation supplies flash data storage products. The Company designs, manufactures, and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging, and audio storage products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. NYSE:VMI): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $125 to $134.  About the company:  Valmont Industries, Inc. is a global producer of fabricated metal products. The Company operates through four segments: Engineered Infrastructure Products (AMEX:EIP), Utilities Support Structures (Utility), Coatings segment and Irrigation segment. Engineered Infrastructure Products segment consists of the manufacture of engineered metal structures and components for the global lighting and traffic, wireless communication, roadway safety and access systems applications.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $57 to $60.  About the company: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. develops and distributes drugs. The Company develops drugs for unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders; and distributes generic and branded generic drugs in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • SM Energy (NYSE:SM): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $85 to $95.  About the company: SM Energy Company is an independent energy company that explores for and produces natural gas and crude oil. The Company’s operations are focused on The ArkLaTex, Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, and Permian Basin regions.
  • Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $38 to $43.  About the company:  Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company. The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements. Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.
  • Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL): Robert W. Baird reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $82 to $74.  About the company: Whiting Petroleum Corporation is involved in oil and natural gas exploitation, acquisition, and exploration activities. The Company focuses on lower risk, long-lived oil and natural gas properties located primarily in the Gulf Coast/Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Michigan, and Mid-Continent regions of the United States.
  • QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP): Robert W. Baird reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $50 to $54.  About the company: QEP Resources Inc. is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The Company’s operations are focused in the Rocky Mountain and Midcontinent regions of the United States. QEP also gathers, compresses, treats, and processes natural gas.
  • EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG): Robert W. Baird reiterated its rating of Neutral and changed its price target from $116 to $115.  About the company:  EOG Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, produces and markets natural gas and crude oil. The Company operates in major producing basins in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom North Sea, China and, from time to time, select other international areas.
  • FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $42 to $34.  About the company: FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for a variety of applications in the commercial and government markets. The Company makes products for condition monitoring, research and development, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, and surveillance and reconnaissance.
  • Citigroup (NYSE:C): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $55 to $53.  About the company:  Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services. Citigroup Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit Up>>
  • Transcept Pharma (NASDAQ:TSPT): MLV Capital reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $20 to $15.  About the company: Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company which develops and commercializes proprietary products that address therapeutic needs in the fields of psychiatry and sleep medicine. The Company’s products include sublingual low dose formulation of zolpidem developed for the treatment of insomnia.
  • Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC): Ticonderoga reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $61 to $64.  About the company: Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials. The Company conducts business throughout most of the United States, in Canada, and in Mexico.

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