New Stock Ratings and Price Targets October 25th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated their ratings on October 25th.

  • V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $135 to $152. FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $124 to $145. About the company: VF Corporation is an international apparel company. The Company owns a broad portfolio of brands in the jeanswear, outerwear, packs, footwear, sportswear and occupational apparel categories. VF Corp’s products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants.
  • Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $39 to $36. Canaccord Genuity reiterated its rating of Sell for this company and changed its price target from $18 to $14. 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.
  • Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $32 to $35. About the company: Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global semiconductor company that designs and supplies analog technologies, digital signal processing (DSP) and microcontroller (MCU) semiconductors. The Company also operates materials and controls, and educational and productivity solutions businesses. Texas Instruments has manufacturing or sales operations in countries around the world.
  • Sequans Communications (NYSE:SQNS): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $11 to $9. About the company: Sequans Communications SA is a fabless designer, developer and supplier of 4G semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband applications. The Company’s solutions incorporate baseband processor and radio frequency, or RF, transceiver integrated circuits, or ICs, along with its proprietary signal processing techniques, algorithms and software stacks.
  • Martin Midstream (NASDAQ:MMLP): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $39 to $36. About the company: Martin Midstream Partners, LP. provides marine transportation, terminalling, distribution and logistical services for producers and suppliers of hydrocarbon products, specialty chemicals and other liquids. The Company manufactures and markets sulfur based fertilizers and related products. The Company primarily operates in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.
  • Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $75 to $77. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  • Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $32.5 to $36. About the company: Hub Group, Inc. is a full-service transportation provider, offering intermodal, truck brokerage, and logistics services. The Company arranges for the movement of its customers’ freight in containers and trailers over long distances. Hub Group operates through a nationwide network of hubs, located near significant concentrations of shipping customers and railheads.
  • Entergy (NYSE:ETR): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $67 to $70. About the company: Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company that is primarily focused on electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The Company delivers electricity to utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy also owns and operates nuclear plants in the northern United States
  • Eaton (NYSE:ETN): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $44 to $47. About the company: Eaton Corporation manufactures engineered products which serve industrial, vehicle, construction, commercial, and aerospace markets. The Company’s principal products include hydraulic products and fluid connectors, electrical power distribution and control equipment, truck drivetrain systems, engine components, and a wide variety of controls.
  • Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $40 to $38. About the company: The Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that provides chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services to various essential consumer markets. The Company serves customers in countries around the world in markets such as food, transportation,health and medicine, personal care, and construction.
  • Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $93 to $100. About the company: Caterpillar Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets construction, mining, agricultural, and forestry machinery. The Company also manufactures engines and other related parts for its equipment, and offers financing and insurance. Caterpillar distributes its products through a worldwide organization of dealers.
  • STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $10 to $12.5. About the company: STAAR Surgical Company develops, manufactures, and markets high margin visual implants that improve a patient’s quality of vision. The Company manufactures implantable contact lenses to treat refractive disorders such as myopia. STAAR also manufactures products for cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery.
  • Roper Inds (NYSE:ROP): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Perform for this company and changed its price target from $87 to $89. About the company: Roper Industries, Inc. manufactures industrial controls, fluid handling, and analytical instrumentation products worldwide. Roper serves selected segments of a broad range of markets such as oil & gas, scientific research, medical diagnostics, semiconductor, refrigeration, automotive, water and wastewater, power generation, agricultural irrigation, and other niche industries.
  • Volterra Semi (NASDAQ:VLTR): Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $33 to $29. Needham reiterated its rating of Strong Buy for this company and changed its price target from $32 to $29. About the company: Volterra Semiconductor Corp. designs, develops, and markets proprietary, high performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors for the computing, storage, networking and consumer markets. The Company’s core products are integrated-voltage regulator semiconductors and scalable voltage semiconductor chipsets.
  • Range Resources (NYSE:RRC): Brean Murray reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $72 to $105. About the company: Range Resources Corporation is an independent oil and gas company that explore, develops, and acquires oil and gas properties. The Company conducts operations primarily in the Southwestern, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
  • Hexcel (NYSE:HXL): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $32 to $34. About the company: Hexcel Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets reinforcement products, composite materials, and engineered products. The Company’s products are used in the commercial aerospace, space and defense, electronics, general industrial, and recreation markets for a variety of end products. Hexcel operates around the world.

(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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