Stock Analyst Ratings and Price Target Changes Feb 8th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated their ratings on February 8th.

YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM): China has released a plan meant to create 45M jobs by 2015 and keep the country’s urban unemployment rate around 5%, according to Xinhua. The plan features job training initiatives and a promoise to promote “better management of the job market,” the news service reported.

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $65 to $74.

Transdigm Group (NYSE:TDG):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $119 to $125.

Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $43 to $46.

SL Green Rlty (NYSE:SLG):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $80 to $90.

PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $65 to $69.

Parametric (NASDAQ:PMTC):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $28 to $30.

Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $82 to $98.

Magellan Midstream (NYSE:MMP):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $74 to $78.

Life Technologies (NASDAQ:LIFE):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $52 to $54.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN): Roche (RHHBY) released the following statement in response to the announcement by Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) that its Board of Directors has recommended that shareholders not tender their shares to Roche. We are disappointed that Illumina’s Board of Directors has recommended against our offer and refuses to engage in substantive discussions with Roche, said Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group. Schwan continued, We have reviewed Illumina’s 14D-9 filing, and we continue to believe that our offer is full and fair and provides a unique opportunity for Illumina’s shareholders. As we have previously stated, it remains our preference to enter into a negotiated transaction with Illumina and we stand ready to commence discussions at any time.

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $29 to $52.

Equity Res (NYSE:EQR):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $62 to $64.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $48 to $51. Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $50 to $55.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD): Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) is launching a second phase of a pilot program which gives customers access to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads, after working out technical issues at one of its Toronto restaurants, reported Computerworld, citing the company’s director of international business.

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $68 to $81. Miller Tabak reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $72 to $76.

Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $110 to $113.

Borg Warner (NYSE:BWA):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $87 to $92.

Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Sector Perform for this company and changed its price target from $38 to $42.

Anadarko Petro (NYSE:APC):

RBC Capital Mkts reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $100 to $103.

Regal-Beloit (NYSE:RBC):

JMP Securities reiterated its rating of Mkt Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $64 to $75.

SINA (NASDAQ:SINA):

Maxim Group reiterated its rating of Sell for this company and changed its price target from $55 to $51.

Valspar (NYSE:VAL):

Longbow reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $45 to $50.

Gaylord Entertain (NYSE:GET):

FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $26 to $31.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL):

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $70 to $75.

Visa (NYSE:V):

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $109 to $125.

Silicon Graphics (NASDAQ:SGI):

Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $22 to $15.

Mattson (NASDAQ:MTSN):

Rodman & Renshaw reiterated its rating of Mkt Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $3 to $4.5.

Post Properties (NYSE:PPS):

Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $45 to $47.

Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI):

Northland Securities reiterated its rating of Market Perform for this company and changed its price target from $35 to $33.

Comstock (NYSE:CRK):

Oppenheimer reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $30 to $25.

Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE):

The Benchmark Company reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $31 to $34.

Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC):

FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $27 to $31.

Standard Pacific (NYSE:SPF):

FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $3.36 to $5.5.

Synchronoss Tech (NASDAQ:SNCR):

FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $35 to $40.

Esco Tech (NYSE:ESE):

Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $34 to $36.

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI):

Mizuho reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $38 to $40. Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $36 to $44.

Landauer (NYSE:LDR):

Hilliard Lyons reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $63 to $65.

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