Analysts Issued New Price Targets on These Stocks Today

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

  • Community Health (NYSE:CYH): Auriga initiated a rating of Hold on this stock and gave a price target of $26.  About the company: Community Health Systems Inc. owns, leases, and operates hospitals in multiple states. The Hospitals services include emergency room services, general surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics and diagnostic services. Community Health also owns interests in physicians, physician practices, imaging centers, home health agencies and ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Health Management (NYSE:HMA): Auriga initiated a rating of Buy on this stock and gave a price target of $13.  About the company:  Health Management Associates Inc. operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The Company’s facilities offer a wide range of medical and surgical services.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT): Auriga initiated a rating of Hold on this stock and gave a price target of $41.  About the company:  LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. provides health care services through its hospitals. The Company’s facilities are primarily located in non-urban areas where its hospital is the only one in the community. LifePoint’s hospitals are currently located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Diana Containerships (DCIX): Dahlman Rose initiated a rating of Buy on this stock and gave a price target of $9.  About the company:  Diana Containerships Inc. is a Marshall Islands-based corporation that was founded to pursue containership vessel acquisition opportunities. The Company owns and operates two 3,426 TEU container vessels. The Company intends to continue to capitalize on investment opportunities by purchasing additional containerships in the secondhand market, from other companies, shipyards and lending institutions, and may also enter into new building contracts with shipyards for new containerships.
  • KiOR (KIOR): Robert W. Baird initiated a rating of Neutral on this stock and gave a price target of $14.  About the company:  KiOR, Inc. (KiOR) is development- stage company. KiOR is a renewable fuels company, which has developed a technology platform to convert non-food biomass into hydrocarbon-based oil.
  • Gevo (GEVO): Robert W. Baird initiated a rating of Outperform on this stock and gave a price target of $26.  About the company:  Gevo, Inc. is a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks.
  • Solazyme (NASDAQ:SZYM): Robert W. Baird initiated a rating of Outperform on this stock and gave a price target of $34.  About the company:  Solazyme, Inc. engages in the production of renewable oil. Its proprietary technology transforms a range of plant-based sugars into oils.
  • Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS): Robert W. Baird initiated a rating of Neutral on this stock and gave a price target of $10.  About the company:  Codexis, Inc. focuses on biocatalyst development and production. The Company offers its products to the pharmaceuticals and bioindustrial companies, such as carbon management, water treatment and chemicals.
  • Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS): Robert W. Baird initiated a rating of Outperform on this stock and gave a price target of $36.  About the company:  Amyris, Inc. is a renewable products company. The Company provides alternatives to select petroleum-sourced products used in specialty chemical and transportation fuel markets worldwide. Amyris is developing Brazilian sugarcane as its primary feedstock.
  • Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated a rating of Buy on this stock and gave a price target of $34.  About the company:  Aaron’s, Inc. rents and sells office and residential furniture and accessories, consumer electronics, and household appliances. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding, and accessories. Aaron’s has Company-owned and franchised centers in the United States.
  • Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated a rating of Hold on this stock.  No price target was given.  About the company: Rent-A-Center, Inc. operates franchised and company-owned Rent-A-Center and ColorTyme rent-to-own merchandise stores. The Company’s stores offer home electronics, appliances, furniture, and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements. Rent-A-Center operates across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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