New Stock Upgrades: Cablevision, Priceline.com, Orbitz, OpenTable and Lamar

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated ratings in the Services sector for the week ending November 4th, 2011.

  • Cablevision (NYSE:CVC): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $28 to $23. Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $32 to $27 on Nov 1st. The shares recently traded at $15.30, up $0.71, or 4.87% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Cablevision Systems Corporation provides telecommunications and entertainment services. The Company has operations in multimedia delivery, subscription cable television services, championship professional sports teams, and national television program networks.
  • Priceline.com (NASDAQ:PCLN): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $690 to $638 on Nov 1st. The shares recently traded at $509.00, up $19.98, or 4.09% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Priceline.com Incorporated enables consumers to use the Internet to save money on a variety of products and services. The Company’s product allows customers to name their own price on products or services and communicates that demand directly to participating sellers or to their private databases. Participants include domestic and international airlines, and hotel chains.
  • Orbitz (NYSE:OWW): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $3 to $2 on Nov 1st. The shares recently traded at $2.97, up $1.2, or 67.8% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. offers travel services over the Internet. The Company’s website offers air, hotel, vacation package, car rental, cruise, travel insurance, ground transportation, event ticket, and tour bookings.
  • Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $20 to $17 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $14.47, up $0.29, or 2.05% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Texas Roadhouse, Inc. is a moderately priced, full service restaurant chain. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SBA Comm (NASDAQ:SBAC): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $51 to $53 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $39.48, up $0.52, or 1.33% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. The Company offers both site leasing and site development services. SBA leases antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. The Company also offers site development consulting and construction. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Expeditors Intl (NASDAQ:EXPD): RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $55 to $50 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $44.40, up $1.05, or 2.42% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics company. The Company provides air and ocean freight forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, marine insurance, distribution, and other international logistics services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI): Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $31 to $33 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $23.65, up $0.06, or 0.25% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. is a regionally accredited provider of postsecondary education services. The Company offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN): Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $93 to $54. The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $60 to $50. Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $104 to $93 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $40.40, up $2.13, or 5.57% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: OpenTable, Inc. provides free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners through an online booking service. The Company also offers reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. OpenTable allows users to search for tables based on desired criteria for cuisine, price, and location. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ:LAMR): The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $24 to $18 on Nov 2nd. The shares recently traded at $25.40, up $4.37, or 20.78% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Lamar Advertising Company owns and operates outdoor advertising structures in the United States. The Company provides poster and bulletin displays, as well as logo signs. Lamar also operates tourism signage franchises in the United States and Canada. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $21 to $17 on Nov 3rd. The shares recently traded at $15.83, up $0.19, or 1.21% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: MDC Partners Inc. is a marketing communications firm. The Company provides advertising and specialized communication services to brands throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 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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