Bank Analysts Issue Ratings and Price Targets on These Consumer Goods Shares

Stock analysts initiated coverage in the Consumer Goods sector for the week ending December 16th, 2011 for the following companies:

Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH): Argus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 13th. The shares recently traded at $21.82, down $0.61, or 2.72% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through a dedicated network stores. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Diebold (NYSE:DBD): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $32 on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $28.32, down $0.22, or 0.77% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Diebold, Incorporated provides integrated self-service delivery systems and services on a worldwide basis. The Company serves the financial, security, election systems, retail, card systems, and pharmacy industries. Diebold provides products such as automated teller machines, alarm monitoring systems, monitoring software, card-based systems, and election systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $54 on Dec 14th. The shares recently traded at $45.44, up $1.87, or 4.29% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Coinstar, Inc. owns and operates vending machines and offers financial services. The Company rents movies on DVD from vending machines; operates coin counting machines; and offers global money transfers and prepaid debit/credit cards. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

IMAX (NASDAQ:IMAX): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $26 on Dec 16th. The shares recently traded at $19.66, down $0.51, or 2.53% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Imax Corporation designs and manufactures projection and sound systems for giant-screen theaters and designs custom attractions, including motion simulation theaters, for both large-scale attractions and smaller venues. The Company also manufactures digital image delivery systems in the form of digital projectors. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Stoneridge (NYSE:SRI): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $14 on Dec 16th. The shares recently traded at $8.20, down $0.55, or 6.29% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Stoneridge, Inc. designs and manufactures engineered electrical and electronic components, modules, and systems. The Company’s customers include the automotive, medium and heavy duty truck, and agricultural vehicle markets. Stoneridge markets its products under a variety of brand names including Alphabet, Berifors, Hi-Stat, Pollak, and PST. 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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