Analysts Changed These Basic Materials Share Price Targets Last Week

As the DJIA remains above 12,200 and the S&P 500 is above 1,250, stock analysts reiterated ratings in the Basic Materials sector for the week ending December 16th, 2011 for the following companies today:

Rosetta Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE): Howard Weil reiterated its rating of Market Perform for this company and changed its price target from $55 to $53 on Dec 12th. The shares recently traded at $41.89, down $2.77, or 6.2% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Rosetta Resources, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC): Longbow reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $95 to $100 on Dec 12th. About the company: FMC Corporation produces diverse chemical solutions, applications, and products. The Company’s principal business segments are industrial chemicals, specialty chemicals, and agricultural products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Thompson Creek Metals (NYSE:TC): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $12 to $10 on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $6.68, up $0.09, or 1.37% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Thompson Creek Metals Company, Inc. mines and processes molybdenum. The Company operates mines, mills, and metallurgical roasting facilities in Canada and the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

DuPont (NYSE:DD): Ticonderoga reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $75 to $62 on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $43.24, up $0.02, or 0.05% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a global chemical and life sciences company, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing. The Company operates globally and offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD): MLV & Co reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $97 to $93 on Dec 16th. The shares recently traded at $67.39, down $2.54, or 3.63% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Royal Gold, Inc. acquires and manages precious metals royalties. The Company seeks to acquire existing royalties or to finance projects that are in production or near production in exchange for royalty interests. Royal Gold Inc.’s gold-focused portfolio contains royalties ranging from those in production and development to those in the evaluation and exploration stages. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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