Analysts Reiterated Ratings and Changed Price Targets on These Stocks Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated their ratings on October 26th.

  • Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $135 to $150. About the company: Panera Bread Company owns and franchises bakery cafes. The Company’s bakeries operate under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co. names. Panera operates throughout the United States and offers free broadband Wi-Fi network.
  • Human Genome (NASDAQ:HGSI): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $26 to $20. About the company: Human Genome Sciences, Inc. researches and develops proprietary pharmaceutical and diagnostic products. The Company’s products predict, prevent, detect, treat, and cure disease based on the discovery of human and microbial genes.
  • Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $50 to $43. FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $50 to $45. Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $43 to $40. 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.
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $280 to $265. The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $280 to $225. About the company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers.
  • Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $46 to $51. About the company: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company. The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements. Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.
  • F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $92 to $100. Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $87 to $83. About the company: F5 Networks, Inc. provides integrated Internet traffic management solutions designed to improve the availability and performance of mission-critical Internet-based servers and applications. The Company’s software-based solutions manage, control and optimize Internet traffic and content. F5′s solutions automatically deliver Internet content for service providers and e-businesses.
  • CB&I (NYSE:CBI): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $42 to $44. About the company: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. engineers and designs, fabricates, erects, and repairs steel plate structures and their associated systems. The Company builds and repairs bulk liquid terminals, storage tanks, process vessels, and low temperature and cryogenic storage facilities.
  • Questcor Pharma (NASDAQ:QCOR): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $35 to $45. About the company: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops and commercializes novel central nervous system-focused therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs. The Company’s primary product is a natural source adrenocorticotropic hormone indicated for the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis, as well as a number of other conditions.
  • First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR): Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $65 to $50. Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $110 to $60. About the company: First Solar, Inc. designs and manufactures solar modules. The Company uses a thin film semiconductor technology to manufacture electricity-producing solar modules.
  • Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU): Brean Murray reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $52 to $50. About the company: Peabody Energy Corporation mines and markets predominantly low sulfur coal, primarily for use by electric utilities. The Company also trades coal and emission allowances. Peabody owns and operates mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, and Australia. The Company also a minority interest in a Venezuelan mine through a joint venture.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI): MKM Partners reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $52 to $50. About the company: Scripps Networks Interactive operates television and Internet businesses. The Company owns and operates lifestyle oriented cable television channels, Internet websites associated with the cable television channels, and Internet comparison shopping websites.
  • DeVry (NYSE:DV): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $52 to $50. About the company: DeVry, Inc. owns and manages higher education systems throughout North America. The Institutions offers various degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology; healthcare technology; business and management, as well as online secondary education to school districts and medical education.
  • Regions Fincl (NYSE:RF): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $6 to $5. About the company: Regions Financial Corporation is a regional multi-bank holding company. The Company provides mortgage banking, credit life insurance, leasing, commercial accounts receivable factoring, specialty mortgage financing, and securities brokerage services. Regions provides banking services throughout the South, Midwest, and Eastern United States.
  • Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $28 to $21. About the company: Vocus, Inc. provides web-based software for public relations automation.
  • Under Armour (NYSE:UA): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $80 to $90. About the company: Under Armour, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes branded performance products for men, women, and youth. The Company designs and sells a broad offering of apparel and accessories made of synthetic microfibers.
  • Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $56 to $58. About the company: Columbia Sportswear Company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes active outdoor apparel. The Company’s products include outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear, and related accessories. Columbia’s products are sold to specialty and department store retailers in the United States and other countries.
  • Weatherford (NYSE:WFT): Dahlman Rose reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $29 to $24. About the company: Weatherford International Ltd. provides equipment and services used for the drilling, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells. The Company offers drilling and intervention services, completion systems, artificial lift systems, and compression services. Weatherford conducts operations in substantially all of the oil and natural gas producing regions in the world.

(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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