RBC Analyst Maintains Google $800 Share Price Target, Microsoft and Gap at Buy Rating

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): RBC Capital notes that several one-time items contributed to Google’s Q4 EPS miss, and the firm still has a positive long-term outlook on the stock. The firm maintains an $800 target and Outperform rating.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Stifel Nicolaus increased its target on Microsoft after the company reported higher than expected Q2 EPS. The firm expects investors to be relieved by the company’s results, and it maintains a Buy rating on the stock.

Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS): Jefferies views the re-hiring of Tracy Gardner in an advisory role and the resignation of Tom Wyatt, President of Old Navy, as positives that should help bring fresh perspective to Gap. The firm reiterates a Buy rating on the stock with a $25 price target.

EZCORP Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW): After EZCORP reported lower than expected Q1 EPS, Roth Capital maintains a $46 target on the stock and reiterates a Buy rating.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL): Baird lowered its price target on Whiting Petroleum following lowered Q4 production guidance. The firm cited the late arrival of rigs, lowered 2012 capital expenditure budget, and higher than expected costs. Shares are Outperform rated.

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