Analysts Rate These Shares November 29th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage on November 29th.

  • Healthstream (NASDAQ:HSTM): William Blair initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform. About the company: HealthStream, Inc. offers a Web-based solution to the continuing education and training needs of the healthcare community. The Company distributes numerous hours of continuing education and training content to doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and other healthcare workers through its network of distribution partners. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC): Dougherty & Company initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $49. About the company: FEI Company designs, manufactures, and sells products based on focused charged particle beam technology. The Company’s products include focused ion beam workstations, transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, and components. The products are sold primarily to manufacturers of integrated circuits and life science and material science customers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI): DA Davidson initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $35. About the company: MKS Instruments, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies instruments and components used to control and analyze gases in semiconductor manufacturing and similar industrial manufacturing processes. The Company’s products are used to manufacture flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage devices and media, solar cells, fiber optic cables, and diamond thin films. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Merck (NYSE:MRK): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $38. About the company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Emeritus Corp (NYSE:ESC): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $20. About the company: Emeritus Corporation is a fully integrated senior housing services company focused on operating residential-style assisted-living communities. The Company develops and operates freestanding assisted living communities throughout the United States. Emeritus has also commenced development of its facilities in Japan and Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM): BWS Financial initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Sell and a price target of $20. About the company: Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive products and home hardware. The Company supplies its products to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Newpark Res (NYSE:NR): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold and a price target of $10. About the company: Newpark Resources, Inc. provides environmental services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, primarily in the Gulf Coast market. Services include processing and disposal of oilfield exploration and production waste and drilling fluids, along with associated engineering and technical services, and fluids processing and recycling services at the rig site. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sagent Pharma (SGNT): Collins Stewart initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $25. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN): Robert W. Baird initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $83. About the company: Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company that is involved primarily in oil and gas exploration, development and production, the transportation of oil, gas, and NGLs and the processing of natural gas. The Company also has marketing and midstream operations primarily in North America that include gas, crude oil and NGLs. 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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