New Stock Ratings and Price Targets December 15th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts initiated coverage on December 15th.

  • Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK): MKM Partners initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $79. About the company: Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a global provider of industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The Company’s products include Low voltage and medium voltage electro-mechanical and electronic motor starters, motor and circuit protection devices, AC/DC variable frequency drives, contactors, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, and relays. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Alnylam Pharma (NASDAQ:ALNY): JMP Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Mkt Outperform and a price target of $12. About the company: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an early-stage therapeutics company. The Company is developing technology that can specifically and potently silence disease-causing genes. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Oil States (NYSE:OIS): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $105. About the company: Oil States International, Inc. provides specialty products and services to oil and gas drilling and production companies. The Company supplies connection technology for offshore oil and gas development and production, distributes tubular goods, and furnishes hydraulic workover and well control services. Oil States also provides remote site accommodations, catering, and logistics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Gulf Island Fab (NASDAQ:GIFI): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $35. About the company: Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. makes offshore drilling and production platforms and other specialized structures used in the development and production of offshore oil and gas reserves. Products include jackets and deck sections of fixed production platforms, hull and deck sections of floating production platforms, piles, wellhead protectors, subsea templates, and various modules. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dresser-Rand (NYSE:DRC): BB&T Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Dresser-Rand Group, Inc. manufactures equipment for the oil and natural gas industries. The Company manufactures oil and gas production, high-pressure field injection, pipeline, refinery, natural gas processing, and petrochemical production equipment. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Neutral and a price target of $18. About the company: NCR Corporation manufactures financial transaction machines and other products. The Company produces automated teller machines (ATM), self-checkout and self-service kiosks, point-of-sale workstations and scanners; manufactures printer consumable products; and manages networks and servers for ATMs and kiosks. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $31. About the company: Cardtronics, Inc. operates a network of automated teller machines, with service representatives in every major United States market. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Brinks (NYSE:BCO): Compass Point initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $30. About the company: The Brink’s Company provides security services globally. The Company provides secure transportation, cash logistics and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Ziopharm Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP): Global Hunter Securities initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $9. About the company: ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company seeking to acquire, develop and commercialize a diverse, risk-sensitive portfolio of in-licensed cancer drugs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Renren (NYSE:RENN): Brean Murray initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Renren, Inc. operates an Internet website. The Company operates a real-time social networking website that offers users the ability to communicate, share information and user-generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals, and use other services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Dangdang (NYSE:DANG): Brean Murray initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: E-Commerce China Dangdang, Inc. is a business-to-consumer Internet retailer. The Company sells books and other media, beauty and personal care, home and lifestyle, baby, children and maternity products, and various apparel including jackets, shoes, and men’s and women’s apparel. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Youku.com (NYSE:YOKU): Brean Murray initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Youku.com Inc. is an Internet television company. The Company’s Internet television platform enables consumers to search, view and share video content quickly and easily across multiple devices in the People’s Republic of China. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO): Maxim Group initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Sell and a price target of $15. About the company: Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. The Company has technology positions in three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Aixtron (NASDAQ:AIXG): Maxim Group initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Sell and a price target of $8. About the company: Aixtron AG engineers and manufactures metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment for the semiconductor industry. The Company’s customers use its equipment to produce compound semiconductor layer structures for use in LED, laser, solar cell, transistor, telecommunications, and other applications. Aixtron markets its products worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cree (NASDAQ:CREE): Maxim Group initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $45. About the company: Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and electronic devices made from silicon carbide (SiC). The Company uses proprietary technology to make enabling compound semiconductors such as blue and green light emitting diodes, SiC crystals used in the production of unique gemstones, and SiC wafers that are sold for device production and research. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Buy and a price target of $40. About the company: Swift Energy Company is an independent oil and gas company that explores, develops, acquires, and operates oil and gas properties. The Company focuses on United States onshore and inland water areas of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and in New Zealand on onshore areas of the Taranaki Basin. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Forest Oil (NYSE:FST): KeyBanc Capital Mkts initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Hold. About the company: Forest Oil Corporation is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. The Company’s principal reserves and producing properties are located in the United States, including Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, and in Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Morgan Keegan initiated coverage of this company with a rating of Outperform and a price target of $210. 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 >>

(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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