New Analyst Share Coverage: GSM, GTI, HAYN, USAP, AGN, WD, SGEN, NPSP, GHDX, TMO, CRM

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage on October 5th:

  • Globe Specialty Metals (NASDAQ:GSM): Auriga initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy. About the company: Globe Specialty Metals Inc. produces silicon metal and silicon-based alloys. The Company’s products are used for the manufacture of a wide range of industrial products, including silicone compounds, aluminum, ductile iron, automotive parts, steel, photovoltaic solar cells and electronic semiconductors.
  • GrafTech Intl (NYSE:GTI): Auriga initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy. About the company: GrafTech International Ltd. manufactures and provides natural and synthetic graphite and carbon based products and services. The Company offers energy solutions to customers worldwide involved in the manufacture of steel, aluminum, silicon metal, automotive products, and electronics. GrafTech’s products include graphite electrodes, carbon electrodes, and flexible graphite.
  • Haynes Intl (NASDAQ:HAYN): Auriga initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy. About the company: Haynes International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets high performance alloys, primarily for use in the aerospace and chemical processing industries.
  • Universal Stainless/Alloy (NASDAQ:USAP): Auriga initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy. About the company: Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. manufactures and markets semifinished and finished specialty steel products, including stainless steel, tool steel, and certain other alloyed steels. The Company’s products are sold to re-rollers, forgers, service centers, and original equipment manufacturers. Universal also provides conversion services on materials supplied by customers.
  • Allergan (NYSE:AGN): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform. About the company: Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company that discovers, develops and commercializes pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. The Company develops products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological and other specialty markets in countries around the world.
  • CEMEX S.A. (NYSE:CX): RBC Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Sector Perform and a price target of $3. About the company: Cemex SAB de CV is a building products company. The Company produces, distributes, and markets cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and related building materials. Cemex operates throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $16. About the company: Walker & Dunlop Inc. provides commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. The Company originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products.
  • Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN): Summer Street Research initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Sell. About the company: Seattle Genetics, Inc. discovers and develops monoclonal antibody-based drugs to treat cancer and related diseases. The Company’s technologies increase the potency and efficacy of monoclonal antibodies with specificity for cancer.
  • NPS Pharm (NASDAQ:NPSP): Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $11. About the company: NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatment options for patients with rare gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders and serious unmet medical needs.
  • Fluidigm (FLDM): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $19.
  • Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Perform and a price target of $20. About the company: Genomic Health, Inc. is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical diagnostic tests for cancer. The Company’s diagnostic services provide information on the likelihood of disease recurrence and response to certain types of therapy.
  • Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO): Oppenheimer initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $63. About the company: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. manufactures scientific instruments, consumables, and chemicals. The Company offers analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables, reagents, chemicals, and supplies to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions, and government agencies.
  • Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): Ticonderoga initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral. About the company: Salesforce.com, Inc. provides software on demand. The Company supplies a customer relationship management service to businesses worldwide providing a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications. Clients use Salesforce.com to manage their customer, sales and operational data.
  • EV Energy (NASDAQ:EVEP): Morgan Keegan initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $93. About the company: EV Energy Partner LP explores for oil and natural gas.
  • UniTek Global Services (NASDAQ:UNTK): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: UniTek Global Services Inc. provides engineering, construction management and installation fulfillment services to companies. The Company specializes in the telecommunications, broadband cable, and satellite industries.
  • Dycom (NYSE:DY): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Dycom Industries, Inc. provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services to telecomm providers in the United States. In addition to its primary services, the Company performs underground utility locating and electric utility contracting services. Dycom also provides services related to the installation of integrated voice, data, and video networks in office buildings.

(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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