Analysts Delivered New Stock Coverage August 19th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts either resumed or initiated coverage on August 19th:

Coverage Resumed

  • SINA (NASDAQ:SINA): Brean Murray resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Buy and a price target of $128.  About the company: SINA Corporation is a global Internet media company operating Chinese-language destination sites. The Company offers a network of branded content and services targeting people of Chinese descent worldwide. SINA.com offers online news, entertainment, community, and commerce through web sites that are produced and updated by local teams in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America.
  • Healthcare Realty (NYSE:HR): Davenport resumed coverage of this stock with a rating of Buy and a price target of $22.  About the company: Healthcare Realty Trust, Inc. is a health care investment trust. The Company purchases and leases investment properties in the United States. Healthcare Realty finances long-term care facilities, hospital management companies, ambulatory and outpatient care companies.

Coverage Reiterated

  • LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK): Kaufman Bros reiterated its rating of Hold and changed its price target from $8 to $6.  About the company: LDK Solar Company, Ltd. manufactures multicrystalline solar wafers. The Company sells multicrystalline wafers globally to manufacturers of photovoltaic products including solar cells and solar modules. Solar wafers are the principal raw material used to produce solar cells which convert sunlight into electricity.
  • Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK): Canaccord Genuity reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $50 to $42.  About the company: Autodesk, Inc. supplies PC software and multimedia tools. The Company’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional products are used across industries and in the home for architectural design, mechanical design, geographic information systems and mapping, and visualization applications. Autodesk’s software products are sold worldwide through a network of dealers and distributors.
  • Gap (NYSE:GPS): Wedbush reiterated its rating on of Neutral and changed its price target from $19 to $17.  About the company: The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan.
  • JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $7 to $5.  About the company: JA Solar Holdings Company, Ltd. manufactures solar cells. The Company sells its products principally to solar module manufacturers, which assemble and integrate its products into modules and systems.
  • Golar LNG Partners (GMLP): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $29 to $31.  About the company: Golar LNG Partners LP (Golar LNG Partners) formed by Golar LNG Limited (Golar) to own and operate floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and liquefied natural gas (AMEX:LNG) carriers under long-term charters.
  • Flowserve (NYSE:FLS): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $130 to $115.  About the company: Flowserve Corporation (Flowserve) is a manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of flow control systems. The Company develops and manufactures precision-engineered flow control equipment integral to the movement, control and protection of the flow of materials.
  • CACI Intl (NYSE:CACI): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform and changed its price target from $71 to $65.  About the company: CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) along with its wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures, is an international information systems, high technology services, and professional services corporation.
  • Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $6 to $4.  About the company: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade), incorporated on August 24, 1995, is a supplier of networking equipment, including end-to-end Internet Protocol-based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking solutions for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, including global enterprises, and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers.
  • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform and changed its price target from $17 to $14.  About the company: Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale stores.
  • Oplink Comms: (NASDAQ:OPLK): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $27 to $23.  About the company: Oplink Communications, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells optical networking components and subsystems. The Company’s products expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance, redirect light signals, ensure signal connectivity and provide signal transmission and reception within an optical network.
  • Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $170 to $160.  About the company: Salesforce.com, Inc. is a provider of enterprise cloud computing applications. The Company provides a customer and collaboration relationship management (NYSE:CRM), service to businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide and provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications.
  • Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL): Kaufman Bros reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $20 to $18.  About the company: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell) is a fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products. The Company develops complex system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices using its technology portfolio of intellectual property in the areas of analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and embedded and standalone ARM-based microprocessor integrated circuits.
  • Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ): Auriga reiterated its rating of Hold and changed its price target from $45 to $43.  About the company: Hewlett-Packard Company is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
  • Wet Seal (NASDAQ:WTSLA): Brean Murray reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $6 to $6.5.  About the company: The Wet Seal, Inc. is a national specialty retailer operating stores selling fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items designed for female customers aged 13 to 35 years old.
  • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $24 to $15.  About the company: Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale stores.
  • Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ): ISI Group reiterated its rating of Hold and changed its price target from $40 to $34.  About the company: Hewlett-Packard Company is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
  • CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX): Brean Murray reiterated its rating of Buy and changed its price target from $65 to $73.  About the company: CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL Energy) is a multi-fuel energy producer and energy services provider primarily serving the electric power generation industry in the United States. CONSOL Energy operates in two segments: Coal and Gas.

(Note: Data on stock ratings are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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