Analysts Release Ratings and Price Targets on These Stocks Today

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated their ratings on October 27th.

  • MeadWestvaco (NYSE:MWV): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $37 to $39. About the company: MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global packaging company that provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, personal and beauty care, food, beverage, tobacco, media and entertainment, and home and garden industries. The Company’s other operations serve the consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, forestry and real estate markets.
  • Hess (NYSE:HES): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $83 to $79. About the company: Hess Corporation is a global integrated energy company. The Company explores for, produces, markets, and refines crude oil and natural gas. The Company operates in countries that include Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Buckeye Tech (NYSE:BKI): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $30 to $32. About the company: Buckeye Technologies Inc. manufactures and markets specialty cellulose and absorbent products. The Company offers cellulose-based specialty products made from both wood and cotton, and utilizes both wet-laid and air-laid technologies. Buckeye Technologies sells its products mainly to niche markets.
  • Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD): UBS reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $3.75 to $4.35. About the company: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides switching solutions for storage area networks (NYSE:SAN). The Company’s switching solutions utilize the fiber channel interconnect protocol. Brocade’s family of SilkWorm switches enables a company to manage growth of its data storage requirements, improve the data transfer performance, and increase the size of its SAN.
  • Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $58 to $60. About the company: Allegiant Travel Company is a leisure travel company. The Company operates a passenger airline marketed to leisure travelers in small cities.
  • Plexus (NASDAQ:PLXS): Ticonderoga reiterated its rating of Sell for this company and changed its price target from $20 to $18. Collins Stewart reiterated its rating of Neutral for this company and changed its price target from $28 to $22. About the company: Plexus Corp. is a participant in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (NYSE:EMS) Industry, providing product design,supply chain and materials management, manufacturing, test, fulfillment and aftermarket solutions to branded product companies in the Wireline/Networking, Wireless Infrastructure,Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Defense/Security/Aerospace market sectors.
  • Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE:AI): Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $37 to $30. About the company: Arlington Asset Investment Corp. is an investment company. The Company invests in mortgage-related assets and merchant banking opportunities. Arlington Asset’s investments include mortgage-backed securities (NYSE:MBS) and collaterized mortgage obligations (CMOs).
  • LSI Logic (NYSE:LSI): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $10 to $8. About the company: LSI Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets integrated circuits and storage systems. The Company offers products and services for a variety of electronic systems applications that are marketed to original equipment manufacturers in the networking, telecommunications and wireless, computers, consumer products, and storage industries.
  • First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR): Brigantine reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $100 to $60. About the company: First Solar, Inc. designs and manufactures solar modules. The Company uses a thin film semiconductor technology to manufacture electricity-producing solar modules.
  • Pentair (NYSE:PNR): Longbow reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $47 to $44. About the company: Pentair, Inc. is a diversified manufacturing company. The Company produces electrical and electronic enclosures, professional tools, and water products. Pentair manufactures and distributes its products in North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Electro Scientific (NASDAQ:ESIO): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $22 to $16. About the company: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures products used worldwide in electronics manufacturing. The Company’s products are used in wireless telecommunications, computers, automotive electronics, and other electronic products. The Company supplies laser systems, test and termination equipment, laser drilling systems, and machine vision systems.
  • CA Tech (NASDAQ:CA): Needham reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $29 to $25. About the company: CA, Inc. designs, develops, markets, licenses, and supports standardized computer software products. The Company’s products are used with mainframe computers and in client/server environments. CA offers various enterprise systems management, information management, and business applications solutions to a variety of organizations.
  • Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $65 to $50. About the company: Peabody Energy Corporation mines and markets predominantly low sulfur coal, primarily for use by electric utilities. The Company also trades coal and emission allowances. Peabody owns and operates mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, and Australia. The Company also a minority interest in a Venezuelan mine through a joint venture.
  • Newport (NASDAQ:NEWP): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $25 to $21. About the company: Newport Corporation supplies advanced technology products and solutions for fields such as Research, Life & Health Science, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Manufacturing, Semiconductors, and Microelectronics. The Company’s products include lasers and light sources, optomechanical components and mounts, optical filters and gratings, spectroscopic, and photonic instruments.
  • TJX (NYSE:TJX): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $60 to $70. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise.
  • Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $85 to $88. About the company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  • SuccessFactors (NASDAQ:SFSF): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $37 to $33. About the company: SuccessFactors, Inc. provides on-demand performance and employee software solutions to help organizations optimize their performance.
  • RPC (NYSE:RES): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $30 to $24. About the company: RPC, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to independent and major oilfield companies. The Company’s services include snubbing services, coiled tubing services, pressure pumping services, marine services, firefighting and well control, and rental of drill pipe and other equipment.
  • Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB): Wunderlich reiterated its rating of Hold for this company and changed its price target from $33 to $40. About the company: Silicon Laboratories Inc. designs and develops analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (NYSE:ICS) for the wireless, wireline, and optical communications industries. Mixed-signal ICs are electronic components that process both digital signals and real-world analog signals, such as sound and radio waves.
  • Central European Media (NASDAQ:CETV): Morgan Joseph reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $25 to $18. About the company: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. is a commercial television broadcaster. The Company operates national private television stations and networks in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ:SLGN): Longbow reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $54 to $45. About the company: Silgan Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture consumer goods packaging products. The Company currently produces steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food, custom designed plastic containers for various markets, plastic closures and caps, thermoformed plastic tubs, and specialty packaging items. Silgan markets its products in North America.

(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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