New Analyst Services Stock Price Targets in December: LRN, QLTY, WMT, TGT, COST, EBAY, IACI, AMZN

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage in the Services sector for the week ending December 9th, 2011.

  • K12 (NYSE:LRN): Barrington Research initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $35 on Dec 6th. The shares recently traded at $28.79, up $1.13, or 4.09% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: K12 Inc. is a technology-based education company. The Company offers proprietary curriculum, software and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Quality Distribution (NASDAQ:QLTY): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 6th. The shares recently traded at $10.04, down $0.21, or 2.05% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Quality Distribution Inc. operates a dedicated bulk tank network across North America. The Company transports a broad range of chemical products and also provides transportation management, transloading, tank cleaning, dry-bulk handling, and other logistical services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT): UBS initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $59 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $58.09, down $0.42, or 0.72% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates discount stores, supercenters, and neighborhood markets. The Company’s discount stores and supercenters offer merchandise such as apparel, housewares, small appliances, electronics, and hardware. Walmart’s markets offer a full-line supermarket and a limited assortment of general merchandise. The Company operates nationally and internationally. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Target (NYSE:TGT): UBS initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $64 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $53.47, down $0.72, or 1.33% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The Company’s merchandising operations include general merchandise and food discount stores and a fully integrated online business. Target also offers credit to qualified applicants through its branded proprietary credit cards. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Costco (NASDAQ:COST): UBS initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $87 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $84.15, down $3.32, or 3.8% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Costco Wholesale Corporation operates wholesale membership warehouses in multiple countries. The Company sells all kinds of food, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewelry, electronics, apparel, health and beauty aids, as well as other goods. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold and a price target of $34 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $31.13, up $0.19, or 0.61% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: eBay Inc. operates an online trading community. The Company’s service is used by buyers and sellers for the exchange of products and services such as coins, collectibles, computers, memorabilia, stamps and toys, as well as concert and sporting tickets. eBay also offers, through a subsidiary, secure online payment services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Zillow (NASDAQ:Z): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $32 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $23.84, down $0.76, or 3.09% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Zillow, Inc. is a real estate information marketplace. The Company provides information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through their website and mobile applications. Zillow enables homeowners, buyers, sellers, and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $55 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $41.09, down $1.1, or 2.61% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: IAC/InterActiveCorp operates Internet businesses. The Company’s websites offer search, gaming, dating, directory, footwear retailing, and campsite reservation services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold and a price target of $225 on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $189.52, down $5.8, or 2.97% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. Amazon offers personalized shopping services, Web-based credit card payment, and direct shipping to customers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold on Dec 7th. The shares recently traded at $15.63, up $0.18, or 1.17% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Sonic Automotive, Inc. is an automotive retailer. The Company operates dealers and collision repair centers in the metropolitan southeastern, midwestern, and southwestern United States. The Company sells new and used cars and light trucks as well as replacement parts. Sonic also provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint, and repair services, and arranges financing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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