Analysts Changed Price Targets Today on These Top Stocks

Following is information on companies for which stock analysts resumed coverage today:

  • Tennant (NYSE:TNC): Dougherty & Company resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Buy and changed its price target from $46 to $53.  About the company: Tennant Company designs, manufactures, and sells non-residential floor maintenance equipment, floor coatings, and related products. The Company’s products include scrubbers, sweepers, extractors, burnishers, buffers, floor coatings, and full-service equipment support. Tennant sells its products around the world.
  • KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $47 to $39.  About the company: KLA-Tencor Corporation manufactures yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. The Company’s systems are used to analyze product and process quality at critical steps in the manufacture of circuits and provide feedback so that fabrication problems can be identified. KLA-Tencor operates sales, service, and application centers worldwide.
  • Precision Castparts (NYSE:PCP): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Top Pick and changed its price target from $177 to $192.  About the company: Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The Company manufactures large, complex structural investment castings and airfoil castings used in jet aircraft engines. Precision has also expanded into the industrial gas turbine, industrial metal working tools and machines, and other metal products markets.
  • Old Dominion (NASDAQ:ODFL): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $43 to $48.  About the company: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is an inter-regional and multi-regional motor carrier. The Company primarily transports less-than-truckload shipments of general commodities, such as consumer goods, textiles, and capital goods. Old Dominion serves regional markets throughout the United States.
  • Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $116 to $120.  About the company: Noble Energy, Inc. is an independent energy exploration and production company. The Company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Noble Energy operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-continent, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico areas in the US, with key international operations offshore Israel, the North Sea and West Africa.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE:MJN): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $75 to $81.  About the company: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures nutritional products for infants, children, and expectant and nursing mothers. The Company markets its products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Kirby Corp (NYSE:KEX): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $65 to $74.  About the company: Kirby Corporation operates a fleet of inland tank barges. The Company transports industrial chemicals, refined petroleum products, black oil products, and agricultural chemicals. Kirby also overhauls and services diesel engines employed in marine, power generation, and rail applications.
  • Flowserve (NYSE:FLS): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $145 to $130.  About the company: Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment throughout the world. The Company provides pumps, valves, and mechanical seals primarily for the refinery and pipeline segments of the petroleum, chemical processing, power generation and water treatment industries.
  • EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $69 to $76.  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.
  • Digital River (NASDAQ:DRIV): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $40 to $36.  About the company: Digital River, Inc. provides comprehensive electronic commerce outsourcing solutions to software publishers and online retailers. The Company also provides data mining and merchandising services to assist clients in increasing Internet page view traffic to web sites.
  • Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $86 to $90.  About the company: Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company that markets its products throughout the world. The Company’s products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, deodorants, bar and liquid soaps, dishwashing liquid, and laundry products, as well as pet nutrition products for cats and dogs.
  • Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $58 to $62.  About the company: Celgene Corporation is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases.
  • Cameron (NYSE:CAM): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $64 to $67.  About the company: Cameron International Corporation manufactures oil and gas pressure control equipment, including valves, wellheads, chokes, and assembled systems. The Company’s equipment is used for oil and gas drilling, production, and transmission in onshore, offshore, and subsea applications. Cameron also produces gas turbines, centrifugal gas and air compressors, and other products.
  • Avon Products (NYSE:AVP): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $33 to $30.  About the company: Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and direct sells beauty and related products. The Company markets its products to consumers worldwide through independent sales representatives. Avon’s product line includes beauty, fashion and home.
  • Ariba (NASDAQ:ARBA): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $33 to $36.  About the company: Ariba Inc. provides on-demand spend management solutions. The Company offers software, service, and network solutions that enable them to source, contract, procure, pay, manage, and analyze their spend and supplier relationships.
  • Alere (NYSE:ALR): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $35 to $32.  About the company: Alere, Inc. offers patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management services. The Company produces consumer and professional medical diagnostic products, and remotely monitors patients for pre-eclampsia, and patients who are prescribed Warfarin for atrial fibrillation.
  • Alaska Comms (NASDAQ:ALSK): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $10 to $8.  About the company: Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. is a full-service telecommunications provider in Alaska. The Company offers local telephone, wireless, long distance, and Internet services to businesses and residential customers through-out the state. Alaska Communications’ network infrastructure consists of fiber optic cable and numerous switching facilities.
  • AGCO Corp (NYSE:AGCO): RBC Capital Mkts resumed coverage on this stock with a rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $64 to $62.  About the company: AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment throughout the world. The Company sells a range of agricultural equipment and related replacement parts, including tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, and forage equipment. AGCO markets its products under a variety of brand names, including Massey Ferguson, AGCO, Tye, GLEANER, and Hesston.
  • Maxim Integrated (NASDAQ:MXIM): Stifel Nicolaus resumed coverage on this stock with a rating of Buy and changed its price target from $28 to $30.  About the company: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. The Company also provides a range of high-frequency design processes and capabilities that can be used in custom design.
  • MaxLinear (NYSE:MXL): Stifel Nicolaus resumed coverage on this stock with a rating of Buy and changed its price target from $12 to $10.  About the company: MaxLinear, Inc. provides integrated, radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. The Company’s products enable the display of broadband video in a wide range of electronic devices, including cable and terrestrial set top boxes, digital televisions, mobile handsets, personal computers, and netbooks.
  • Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN): Stifel Nicolaus resumed coverage on this stock with a rating of Buy and changed its price target from $50 to $55.  About the company: Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company primarily focused on natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production (E&P) within the United States. The Company operations also include natural gas gathering, transmission, and marketing, as well as natural gas distribution.
  • True Religion (NASDAQ:TRLG): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $34 to $38.  About the company: True Religion Apparel, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells through its wholly-owned subsidiary Guru Denim, Inc under the True Religion Brand Jeans trademarks. The Company sells its jeans in the United States and abroad to upscale retailers and boutiques. This includes Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Urban Outfitters and other fashion boutiques.
  • Meredith (NYSE:MDP): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold and changed its price target from $35 to $33.  About the company: Meredith Corporation is a diversified media company primarily focused on publishing and broadcasting. The Company’s publishing segment includes magazine and book publishing, integrated marketing, interactive media, brand licensing, and other related operations. Meredith also operates network-affiliated television stations and markets and develops syndicated television programs.
  • Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold and changed the price target from $34 to $36.  About the company: Expedia, Inc. provides branded online travel services for leisure and small business travelers. The Company offers a wide range of travel shopping and reservation services, providing real-time access to schedule, pricing and availability information for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies.
  • True Religion (TRLG): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $35 to $39.  About the company: True Religion Apparel, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells through its wholly-owned subsidiary Guru Denim, Inc under the True Religion Brand Jeans trademarks. The Company sells its jeans in the United States and abroad to upscale retailers and boutiques. This includes Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Urban Outfitters and other fashion boutiques.
  • Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $29 to $25.  About the company: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides logistics services and manufactures engineered products. The Company supplies components and other industrial products to original equipment manufacturers. Park-Ohio also designs and manufactures a variety of products engineered for specific customer applications.
  • Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $66 to $72.  About the company: Cerner Corporation is a worldwide supplier of healthcare solutions and services. The Company’s Solutions are designed to optimize clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations ranging from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and for the healthcare commerce system.
  • Colonial Properties (NYSE:CLP): Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Hold and changed its price target from $21 to $23.  About the company: Colonial Properties Trust develops, owns and operates retail, multifamily and office properties in the Southeastern United States. The Company’s activities include development of new properties, acquisition of existing properties built to suit development and the provision of management, leasing and brokerage services for income producing real estate.
  • NetSuite (NYSE:N): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform and changed its price target from $28 to $30.  About the company: NetSuite Inc. provides relationship management software solutions . The Company offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise resource planning, or ERP, customer relationship management, or CRM, and e-commerce solutions.
  • Starwood Hotels (NYSE:HOT): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform and changed its price target from $63 to $66.  About the company: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages, and franchises luxury and upscale hotels throughout the world. The Company also develops and operates vacation interval ownership resorts.
  • Digital River (NASDAQ:DRIV): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $41 to $35.  About the company: Digital River, Inc. provides comprehensive electronic commerce outsourcing solutions to software publishers and online retailers. The Company also provides data mining and merchandising services to assist clients in increasing Internet page view traffic to web sites.
  • Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI): Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $56 to $58.  About the company: Crown Castle International Corp. engineers, deploys, owns, and operates shared wireless infrastructure. The Company offers wireless communications coverage to various United States markets and most of the Australian populations. Crown Castle owns, operates, and manages various wireless communication towers internationally.
  • 3D Systems (DDD): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $28 to $26.  About the company: 3D Systems Corporation (3D Systems) is a holding company that operates through subsidiaries in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. 3D Systems design, develop, manufacture, market and service a portfolio of three-dimensional (3D) printers and related products, print materials and services. It is a provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, including personal, professional and production 3D printers, print materials and custom parts services.
  • Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform and changed its price target from $85 to $90.  About the company: Quality Systems, Inc. develops and markets healthcare information systems that automate certain aspects of medical and dental practices, networks of practices, such as physician hospital organizations and management service organizations, ambulatory care centers, community health centers, and medical and dental schools.

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