HCA REPORTS Strong Q2 and 4 Stock Analyses Not to Pass Over

M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE:MTB) target has been raised by RBC Capital after the bank agreed to buy Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK). The firm keeps an Outperform rating on M&T.

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HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) reported stronger than expected results for Q2, causing Cantor to believe that fears of investigations and media disclosures regarding the company are overblown. The firm predicts that the company will remain a national leader in the hospital sector and it maintains a Buy rating on the stock.

Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS) target has been raised by Cantor, and the firm predicts that the company’s earnings growth will accelerate through the next year. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the stock.

BP plc (NYSE:BP): According to ISI Group, BP’s growth profile is healthy with an underlying production growth of 2 percent annually. The firm stated that BP’s financial position has become stronger and recommends purchase as gains are ahead in 2013-2014. Shares have a Buy rating and a $54 price target.

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH) price target has been increased by Brean Murray after its Q2 results. The firm credited results from the Tommy Hilfiger brand with Calvin Klein and Heritage gaining momentum, improved margins, and solid growth prospects. Shares have a Buy rating and a $115 price target.

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