MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ:MAKO): After speaking with management, William Blair estimated that Mako Surgical Corp.’s equity capital raise will be near $40 million, which is around 3 million additional outstanding shares. The firm thinks that management’s decision to raise capital after shares have pulled back is a signal that the company has confidence in their fourth quarter guidance. William Blair keeps an Outperform rating on shares of MAKO.
FirstCity Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FCFC): FirstCity Financial Corp. reported a third quarter earnings per share of 45c versus 26c in the third quarter of 2011.
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Cavium Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM): After Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) reported higher than expected switching and routing revenue, Pacific Crest believe that Cisco’s results and guidance bode well for Cavium Networks, Inc. The firm believes that Cavium has a significant growth opportunity at Cisco, and the firm maintains a $40 price target and Outperform rating on Cavium.
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD): After the company reported stronger than expected Q3 results, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target on Home Depot, Inc. since they anticipate that the company will surpass their guidance. The firm thinks the company’s multiple can stay elevated and they maintain a Buy rating.