Analysts Rate These Services Stocks Last Week

The DJIA remains above 12,250 and the S&P 500 Index trades above 1,260 today. Stock analysts initiated coverage in the Services sector for the week ending December 16th, 2011 on these companies:

Hill International (NYSE:HIL): Boenning & Scattergood initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $10 on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $5.21, down $0.05, or 0.95% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Hill International Inc. is a construction consulting firm. The Company provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Kratos Defense and Security (NASDAQ:KTOS): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Perform on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $5.77, up $0.11, or 1.94% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. operates as a defense contractor and security systems integrator for the federal government and for state and local agencies. The Company offers services in weapon systems lifecycle support, military weapon range, security and surveillance systems, IT engineering, etc. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR): FBR Capital initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $81.33, down $0.15, or 0.18% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Dollar Tree, Inc. operates a discount variety store chain. The Company sells an assortment of everyday general merchandise. Dollar Tree sells its merchandise at the $1.00 price point. The Company operates throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

TJX (NYSE:TJX): FBR Capital initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $61.52, down $1, or 1.6% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST): FBR Capital initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $46.25, down $0.2, or 0.43% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Ross Stores, Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail apparel stores. The stores offer brand-name apparel, apparel-related merchandise for the entire family, fragrances, gift items, and linens for the home. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Dollar General (NYSE:DG): FBR Capital initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $40.47, down $0.98, or 2.36% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Six Flags (NYSE:SIX): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $37.48, up $0.15, or 0.4% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation operates regional theme parks across North America. The Company has parks comprised of theme, water and zoological parks. The parks offer rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts, shows, restaurants, game venues and retail outlets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $54.64, down $0.77, or 1.39% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective clothing. The Company employs team partners who serve customer locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe from various manufacturing, distribution, and customer service facilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

G&K Svcs (NASDAQ:GKSR): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $26.69, down $0.62, or 2.27% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: G & K Services, Inc. leases and maintains uniforms and other textile products. The Company supplies work clothes, anti-static and particle-free garments, dress clothes for supervisory personnel, floor mats, dust mops, wiping towels, and linens. G & K serves the pharmaceutical, electronic, transportation, healthcare, and auto service industries in the United States, Ontario, and Quebec. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $36 on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $30.67, up $1.05, or 3.54% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs. The Company also provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, document management, fire protection, and first aid and safety services. 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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