Google Shares Remain Attractive and JCI, CBST, COF, HERO Receive New Analysis

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Piper Jaffray attributes Google’s Q4 earnings miss to a tougher environment in Europe and believes shares remain attractively valued at current levels. The firm maintains an Overweight rating on the stock.

Hercules Offshore, Inc.(NASDAQ:HERO): Capital One believes the 2012/2013 consensus estimates for Hercules Offshore are too low after the company posted its fleet report. The firm expects shares to continue outperforming and maintains an Add rating on the stock with an $8.50 price target.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.(NASDAQ:CBST): Baird raised its price target on Cubist following Q4 results. The firm cited management guidance, the company’s valuable core franchise, and restructuring due to M&A activity. Baird said the company should be a core holding for mid-cap growth and maintains its Outperform rating.

Johnson Controls Inc.(NYSE:JCI): After Johnson Controls’ stock dropped following its Q1 earnings conference call, JMP Securities believes that the company’s earnings are still poised to grow over the longer term. The firm reiterates a $40 target and Outperform rating.

Capital One Financial Corp.(NYSE:COF): After Capital One reported lower than expected Q4 EPS, RBC Capital believes the company’s long-term outlook is still strong. The firm maintains a $60 target and Outperform rating.

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