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HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY): Current Price $27.99

The company’s price target was increased by Jefferies after it met with the company’s CFO Walter Hosp. The firm has stated that the stock continues to be a top pick, and it maintains its Buy rating on the stock.

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Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT): Current Price $13.51

RBC Capital decided to lower its target on Allot due to slower near-term trends. The firm lowered its Q4 estimates for Allot slightly below consensus levels but continues to think that the company may see benefit from healthy demand for network traffic management solutions. It keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA): Current Price $19.65

Leerink increased its price target for ARIAD due to results from its physician survey on chronic myeloid leukemia treatment. The firm reiterates its Outperform rating on the stock.

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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI): Current Price $55.95

According to Piper Jaffray, the recent pullback in shares of Vitamin Shoppe should be used as a buying opportunity. Piper has described Vitamin Shoppe’s pricing as being consistently above competitors online, and it believes the company’s sales and margins will probably go well during Q4. The firm reiterates its Overweight rating and a $68 price target on the stock.

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CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS): Current Price $38.35

RBC Capital has been cautious into CBS’ Q4 results, but the firm thinks that the company possesses a number of upcoming potential positive catalysts, which includes accelerated share buybacks, a sale of its outdoor business, and more digital deals. The firm continues to give a Top Pick rating on the stock.

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