Analysts Initiated Coverage on These Stocks in Today’s Trading

Brokerage analysts on Wall Street initiated coverage on the following company’s shares today:

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $35. About the company: Broadcom Corporation provides integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband digital data transmission of voice, data, and video content to the home and within the business enterprise. The Company designs, develops, and supplies integrated circuits for cable set-top boxes, cable modems, high-speed networking, direct satellite and digital broadcast, and digital subscriber line. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $29. About the company: Xilinx, Inc. designs, develops, and markets complete programmable logic solutions. The Company’s solutions include advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores of logic, and field engineering support. Xilinx sells its products through several channels of distribution to customers in the United States and overseas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $33. About the company: Altera Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets programmable logic devices and associated development tools. The Company’s products, include a variety of programmable logic devices and hardcopy application-specific integrated circuits. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Regal-Beloit (NYSE:RBC): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $64. About the company: Regal-Beloit Corporation manufactures a line of mechanical products that control motion and torque and electrical products such as motors and generators. The Company’s products include gearboxes, automotive transmissions, rotary cutting tools, electric motors, and electric generators. Regal-Beloit sells its products to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and end users. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Rogers Corp (NYSE:ROG): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $53. About the company: Rogers Corporation manufactures and markets specialty materials and components for applications in the communications, computer, imaging, consumer, and transportation markets. The Company’s products include elastomers, high frequency circuit materials, flexible circuit materials, molding materials, and composite materials. Rogers sells its products around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Orion Energy Systems (NYSE:OESX): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $5. About the company: Orion Energy Systems Inc designs, manufactures, and implements energy management systems. The Company’s management system is comprised of high intensity fluorescent lighting system, InteLite intelligent lighting controls, and Apollo Light Pipe. Orion Energy Systems offers energy savings and efficiency gains to commercial and industrial customers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $40. About the company: Johnson Controls, Inc. markets automotive systems and building controls. The Company supplies seating systems, interior systems, and batteries. Johnson Controls also provides building control systems and services, energy management, and integrated facility management, as well as provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $2. About the company: Capstone Turbine Corporation designs, assembles, and sells Capstone MicroTurbines for worldwide applications in the distributed power generation and hybrid electric vehicle markets. The Capstone MicroTurbine is a low-emissions power generation system that combines a gas turbine-driven high-speed generator with power electronics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Hubbell (HUB.B): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cooper Industries (NYSE:CBE): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $62. About the company: Cooper Industries PLC is a global, diversified electrical products and tools manufacturer. The Company’s products include electrical distribution equipment, wiring devices, support systems, hazardous duty electrical equipment, lighting fixtures, emergency lighting, fuses, nonpower hand tools and industrial power tools. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $63. About the company: Acuity Brands, Inc. manufactures and sells lighting equipment and chemicals. The Company provides indoor and outdoor lighting equipment for commercial, industrial, outdoor, and residential applications. Acuity also provides a range of chemical products, including industrial and institutional maintenance and sanitation products, pest control products, and lawn and garden products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform. About the company: A.O. Smith Corporation manufactures products through its electric motor and water systems technologies segments. The Company’s products include fractional horsepower and hermetic electric motors, and residential and commercial water heaters. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform. About the company: Clean Energy Fuels Corporation designs, builds, finances and operates natural gas filling stations for vehicle fleets. The Company also helps its customers acquire and finance natural gas vehicles and obtain local, state, and federal clean air rebates and incentives. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform. About the company: Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. provides advanced alternative fuel systems technology and components for internal combustion engines. The Company’s products enable these engines to function using environmentally friendly gaseous fuels such as propane, natural gas, and biogas. Fuel Systems is a supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform. About the company: Westport Innovations Inc. is commercializing high pressure direct injection (HPDI) combustion technology. This technology allows diesel engines to operate on cleaner-burning gaseous fuels without sacrificing performance or fuel economy. The Company currently has an alliance with Cummins Engine Company Inc. and a development project with Ford Motor Company. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Datalink (NASDAQ:DTLK): Dougherty & Company initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $13. About the company: Datalink Corporation is an information architect. The Company analyzes, designs, implements, and supports information storage infrastructure that store, protect, and provide continuous access to information. Datalink’s specialized capabilities and solutions span various networked storage products, incorporating hardware, software, and technical services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Zalicus (NASDAQ:ZLCS): MLV & Co initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $4. About the company: Zalicus Inc is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops novel treatments for patients suffering from pain and immuno-inflammatory diseases. The Company’s drug pipeline includes an arthritis formula in phase 2 development. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Virtusa Corporation is a global information technology services company. The Company’s services include a broad range of information technology services, including IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Apollo Global Management (NASDAQ:APO): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $15.5. About the company: Apollo Global Management LLC provides global alternative asset manager services. The Company specializes in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, and real estate funds invested across a core group of industries where Apollo has knowledge and resources. Apollo Global Management provides services throughout the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $11. Robert W. Baird initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $10. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $16. About the company: NewLink Genetics Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops and commercializes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy products intended to treat a wide range of cancers. NewLink’s products are designed to harness components of the patient’s immune system to fight cancer either alone or in combination with other treatment regimens. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Xylem (XYL): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $30. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

LRR Energy L.P. (NYSE:LRE): Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $20. Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $24. About the company: LRR Energy, L.P. operates, acquires, exploits, and develop producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Company’s properties are located in the Permian Basin region in West Texas and southeast New Mexico, the Mid-Continent region in Oklahoma and East Texas and the Gulf Coast region in Texas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE:NDRO): Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Enduro Royalty Trust is a Delaware statutory trust formed by Enduro Sponsor to own a net profits interest from the sale of oil and natural gas production from certain properties in the states of Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico held by Enduro Sponsor. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

BG Medicine (NASDAQ:BGMD): Ladenburg Thalmann initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $8.25. About the company: BG Medicine, Inc. develops and markets diagnostic tests. The Company develops biomarkers that predict a patient’s response to a drug therapy, determine the potential toxicity of therapeutic agents to patients, identify patients who have or are likely to develop a specific disease, predict a patient’s prognosis once a disease has been diagnosed, and monitor a patient’s disease progression. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

RealPage (NASDAQ:RP): Barrington Research initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $32. About the company: RealPage, Inc. provides products and services to the multifamily real estate industry. The Company’s services include applicant screening, accounting, budgeting, property management, and compliance reporting. RealPage also develops and delivers proprietary Web-based applications that enhance client information management capabilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY): The Benchmark Company initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $14. About the company: The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack retails automotive parts and accessories, provides automotive maintenance and service, and installs parts. The Company operates PEP BOYS stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Augme Tech (AUGT): Brean Murray initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $3. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE:VNR): Wunderlich initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $28 >> $33. About the company: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC. is an independent natural gas and oil company. The Company develops and exploits mature, long-lived natural gas and oil properties. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO): Needham initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. The Company has technology positions in three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cree (NASDAQ:CREE): Needham initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy. About the company: Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and electronic devices made from silicon carbide (SiC). The Company uses proprietary technology to make enabling compound semiconductors such as blue and green light emitting diodes, SiC crystals used in the production of unique gemstones, and SiC wafers that are sold for device production and research. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG): Needham initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Aixtron AG engineers and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment for the semiconductor industry. The Company’s customers use its equipment to produce compound semiconductor layer structures for use in LED, laser, solar cell, transistor, telecommunications, and other applications. Aixtron markets its products worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO): Morgan Keegan initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $28. About the company: Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides hosted clinical development solutions. The Company’s solutions include comprehensive platform that integrates electronic data capture, or EDC, with a clinical data management system, or CDMS, in a single solution that replaces traditional paper-based methods of capturing and managing clinical data. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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