New Analyst INSIGHTS: Baird Sees Hope for Facebook, 4 More Stocks with Analysis

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV): F5’s valuation range has been reduced from $148-$154 to $122-$128 by Wells Fargo, because the firm believes the company may be negatively impacted by the European debt crisis and North America’s slowing economic activity. On the other hand, because of exposure to a number of positive trends, the firm sees F5’s outlook as favorable.

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) had its price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering lowered to $42 by Lazard Capital, resulting from the company’s decreased guidance and the firm’s opinion that federal lettings could impact Jacobs’ profitability. However, because of the company’s valuation and recent pullback Lazard Capital reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE): Beginning in 2013, Argus believes that Sempra Gas & Power unit and rapid kilowatt-hour sales growth will boost Sempra’s results, and the firm keeps its Buy rating on the stock.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA): Following the surveying to top hospital executives, JMP Securities sees the development in both spine and back pain surgery exceed expectations. Noting that NuVasive has little European exposure, the firm maintains an Outperform rating on the stock.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): According to Baird, Facebook possesses important revenue opportunities other than its site, which includes the possible development of a third party ad network. The firm thinks the company is in early stages of high margin monetization, positioning it to take advantage of its social media pull and engineering culture. Facebook holds an Outperform rating and a $37 price target on shares.

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