Analysts: Positive Trends Make Facebook Lucrative and 3 More Research Notes to Read Through

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): Deutsche Bank raised its price target for Facebook to $43 per share from $37, citing positive trends in the second quarter, and has maintained its Buy rating on the stock. The firm says Facebook’s usage, engagement, and monetization are all growing rapidly.


Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): BMO Capital downgraded Caterpillar to Market Perform from Outperform following the second quarter’s missed earnings expectations. BMO cited end-market exposure to weakening cyclicals as the reason for its demotion, lowering the price target to $86 per share down from $96.


F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV): Deutsche Bank raised its price target for F5 Networks, citing the company’s solid third-quarter results and product cycle reacceleration. The firm has kept a Buy rating on the stock and raised the target price from $93 per share to $100.


Ford (NYSE:F): RBC Capital downgraded Ford to Sector Perform from Outperform, citing an increased risk to the company’s 2014 North American margins due to pricing risk and higher investment costs ahead of the new F-150 launch. However, the price was raised to $19 from $18.


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