New Analyst Stock Ratings and Price Targets Released Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage on December 14th.

  • Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT): UBS initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $8.5. About the company: Ashford Hospitality Trust is a self-advised real estate investment trust focusing on the lodging industry. The Company owns several hotel properties in primary, secondary, and resort markets throughout the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH): Dougherty & Company initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $5. About the company: AuthenTec, Inc. manufactures fingerprint authentication sensors. The Company produces sensors for personal computers, wireless devices, and building security. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU): Avian initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral. About the company: Meru Networks, Inc. provides a wide range of wireless networking solutions. The Company sells a virtualized wireless LAN solution which runs on controllers and access points. Meru also offers additional products designed to deliver centralized network management, predictive and proactive diagnostics, as well as enhanced security. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN): Avian initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral. About the company: Aruba Networks Inc. provides enterprise mobility solutions that enables secure access to data, voice and video applications across wireless and wireline enterprise networks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Global Cash Access (NYSE:GCA): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $5. About the company: Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, provides cash access and customer relationship marketing technologies to the gaming industry. The Company delivers products and services to gaming properties throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Diebold (NYSE:DBD): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $32. About the company: Diebold, Incorporated provides integrated self-service delivery systems and services on a worldwide basis. The Company serves the financial, security, election systems, retail, card systems, and pharmacy industries. Diebold provides products such as automated teller machines, alarm monitoring systems, monitoring software, card-based systems, and election systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $54. About the company: Coinstar, Inc. owns and operates vending machines and offers financial services. The Company rents movies on DVD from vending machines; operates coin counting machines; and offers global money transfers and prepaid debit/credit cards. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE): Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $7.5. About the company: Callon Petroleum Company acquires, develops, and explores oil and gas properties. The Company’s properties are concentrated offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in Louisiana and Alabama. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Six Flags (NYSE:SIX): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation operates regional theme parks across North America. The Company has parks comprised of theme, water and zoological parks. The parks offer rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts, shows, restaurants, game venues and retail outlets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Rentech Nitrogen Partners (NYSE:RNF): Dahlman Rose initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $21. About the company: Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP produces nitrogen fertilizer products. The Company produces primarily anhydrous ammonia, or ammonia, and urea ammonium nitrate solution, or UAN, at its facility, using natural gas as its primary feedstock. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Complete Genomics (NASDAQ:GNOM): MLV & Co initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $7. About the company: Complete Genomics Inc. is a biomedical company. The Company discovers genome sequencing of human populations using DNA that allows large-scale human genome studies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • UniFirst (NYSE:UNF): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: UniFirst Corporation provides workplace uniforms and protective clothing. The Company employs team partners who serve customer locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe from various manufacturing, distribution, and customer service facilities. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • G&K Svcs (NASDAQ:GKSR): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: G & K Services, Inc. leases and maintains uniforms and other textile products. The Company supplies work clothes, anti-static and particle-free garments, dress clothes for supervisory personnel, floor mats, dust mops, wiping towels, and linens. G & K serves the pharmaceutical, electronic, transportation, healthcare, and auto service industries in the United States, Ontario, and Quebec. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cintas (NASDAQ:CTAS): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $36. About the company: Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs. The Company also provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, document management, fire protection, and first aid and safety services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • CareFusion (NYSE:CFN): Morgan Keegan initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform and a price target of $28. About the company: CareFusion Corporation provides health care products and services. The Company offers products that focus on breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors and reducing hospital acquired infections. CareFusion’s products include IV pumps, automated dispensing and patient identification systems, electronic infection surveillance service, and ventilation and respiratory products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Solta Medical (NASDAQ:SLTM): Morgan Keegan initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Perform and a price target of $3.5. About the company: Solta Medical, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Penn West Energy (NYSE:PWE): Dahlman Rose initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $27. About the company: Penn West Energy Trust is a conventional oil and natural gas producing income trust . The Company is also involved with exploration, development, and operating activities focused in western Canada. 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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