Rudolph Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RTEC): After Rudolph Technologies Inc. agreed to buy Azores Corp., Stifel believes that the arrangement increases Rudolph’s presence in the key back-end packaging lithography segment. The firm thinks that the deal could drive market share gains for Rudolph over time and they maintain a Buy rating on the stock.
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ENDP): After Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer announced that he would retire next year, Stifel anticipates the company’s board “to explore all strategic options,” including M&A. The firm maintains a $40 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX): Goldman reduced Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated’s earnings estimates to reflect lower Incivek sales ahead of competitor launches. The firm gives their shares a Sell rating.
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE:CRL): Following conservative but disappointing 2013 guidance, Baird lowered their price target on Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. The firm conceded that they are not a top pick, but believes their underlying fundamental strength and attractive valuation warrant their Outperform rating.
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