Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRG): After visiting Casual Male’s newest DXL store and analyzing DXL’s early results, Roth Capital believes that DXL positions Casual Male for strong long-term sales and earnings growth. The firm thinks that the company will attract new and younger customers, and it reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE:AGP): Susquehanna raised its price target on Amerigroup following meetings with management. The firm has been cautious on the name but is confident the current earnings expectations are achievable. Shares are Neutral rated.
Delta Apparel, Inc. (AMEX:DLA): Roth Capital believes that Delta Apparel’s decisions will enable its sales and margins to expand. After touring the company’s flagship Salt Life ocean products store, the firm is impressed by the store and reiterates a Buy rating on the stock.
Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ:MSCC): Goldman lowered Microsemi Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ:HITT) estimates given the potential delay in the 2013 defense budget given congressional gridlock and the impact on component supply chain.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK): Susquehanna noted Carl Icahn revealed a large 7.9% position in Chesapeake but said any share upside is dependent on deal flow out of the Permian Basin. The firm sees the company as a less credible counter-party given its recent problems and remains cautious on their deal flow assumptions. Shares remain Neutral rated with an $18 price target.
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