Health Care REIT Inc. (NYSE:HCN): According to Stifel Nicolaus, Health Care REIT’s acquisition of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ) continues to be more favorable than was previously thought. The firm continues to be sure that the transaction will be nondilutive during 2013 and accretive during 2014, and it keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): Following CNBC’s report that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has been hired as Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF)’s advisor, Stifel Nicolaus predicts that Abercrombie & Fitch may go through the process of a leveraged buyout for $53-$58 per share. The firm also believes that the company has other options, like selling underperforming divisions. The firm reiterates its Hold rating on the stock.
Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO): According to Baird, Polypore pricing concerns in regards to its L-ion separator business continues to be overdone, and the firm claims that increased demand could cause noticeable earnings power. Shares have a Neutral rating and a $37 price target.
Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) target has been raised by Stifel Nicolaus since the firm thinks that the company could see benefits from changes to the iPhone’s audio/voice technology. The firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.
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