Equity Insights April 27th: Amazon, Kodiak, Western Digital, CONSOL April 27th

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): After Amazon.com reported stronger than expected Q1 results, JMP Securities says that the company’s revenue guidance appears to be slightly lower than expected. Moreover, the firm views the stock’s valuation as unattractive and maintains a Market Perform rating on the shares.

Kodiak Oil (AMEX:KOG): After Kodiak reported significantly lower than expected Q1 production levels, Oppenheimer, which recently met with the company’s CEO, remains confident that the company will meet its 2012 production targets. The firm maintains an Outperform rating.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC): FBN Securities raised its estimates and price target for Western Digital following the company’s Q3 results, but believes the risks to the Western Digital story have increased. FBN believes the company’s expectations for margin declines could pressure the stock today, and recommends buying into any weakness. Brean Murray expects Western digital shares to trade lower today following Q3 earnings. The firm said the weakness should be bought citing better than expected earnings and gross margins guidance. Brean Murray also believes there is upside potential for ASP’s and an increase in capacity utilization throughout the year. Shares are Buy rated with a $50 price target.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX): Brean Murray lowered its price target on CONSOL Energy following its Q1 earnings miss. The firm cited lower prices for its Buchanan low-vol met coal product, declining margins, and lowered volume guidance. Shares remain Buy rated.

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