Analysts Initiate Share Ratings and Price Targets on These Companies Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage on December 9th.

  • Rudolph Tech (NASDAQ:RTEC): Dougherty & Company initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $14.5. About the company: Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supports process control metrology systems used in semiconductor device manufacturing. The Company offers families of proprietary systems for both transparent and opaque thin film measurement in various applications across the semiconductor fabrication process. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PSTI): Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Speculative Buy and a price target of $5. About the company: Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc. develops Messenchymal stem cell production technology and commercializes cell therapy products. The Company focuses on cell therapy to treat severe blood, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and other disorders. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $12. About the company: Hallador Energy Company processes, mines and sells coal to producers of electric power. The Company also owns interests in an oil and gas company with operations in Michigan. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Curis (NASDAQ:CRIS): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $6. About the company: Curis, Inc. develops therapeutics for the regeneration and restoration of human tissues and organs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN): Northland Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Market Perform. About the company: Ciena Corporation develops and markets communications network platforms and software, and offers professional services. The Company’s broadband access, data and optical networking platforms, software tools, and global network services support worldwide telecom and cable/MSO services providers, and enterprise and government networks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU): Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $32. About the company: Tim Participacoes S.A. provides mobile telecommunications services, cellular phone data transmission and mobile internet services through its mobile operators throughout Brazil. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Energy XXI (NASDAQ:EXXI): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $45. About the company: Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd. explores for and produces oil and natural gas. The Company operates along the United States’ Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Chart Indust (NASDAQ:GTLS): Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Accumulate and a price target of $74. About the company: Chart Industries, Inc. is a global manufacturer of equipment used in the production, storage, and end-use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. The Company’s products include vacuum-insulated containment vessels, heat exchangers, cold boxes, and other cryogenic components. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Synergetics (NASDAQ:SURG): Wunderlich initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $8. About the company: Synergetics USA, Inc. develops and manufactures medical devices and products for the hospital and healthcare communities. The Company’s products include bipolar electrosurgical generators and disposable and non-disposable medical products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MeadWestvaco (NYSE:MWV): Robert W. Baird initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $36. About the company: MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global packaging company that provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, personal and beauty care, food, beverage, tobacco, media and entertainment, and home and garden industries. The Company’s other operations serve the consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, forestry and real estate markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • United Stationers (NASDAQ:USTR): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: United Stationers Inc. is a wholesale distributor of business products through out the United States. The Company offers office products, computer supplies, office furniture, and facilities management supplies primarily to commercial and contract office products dealers. United Stationers operates a network of regional distribution centers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ACCO Brands (NYSE:ABD): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $13. About the company: Acco Brands Corporation manufactures office products. The Company produces staplers, daily scheduling diaries, shredders, laminating equipment, and presentation boards. 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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