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Being the King of your Ccastle with High-Tech Security

Imagine if you were back in mediaeval times. It was so much easier to secure your property in those days. If you were a king or nobleman, you had an epic castle with heavily fortified walls that only a boulder could plough its way through. You had guards that patrolled night and day to make sure you were safe. Indeed, security was a more basic prospect. And, if you were a common peasant, you didn’t really have anything worth stealing, apart from some mud, a helping of pottage and a general lack of worth, making security in your home even easier... 
 

Stop your business from falling into checkmate with effective advertising

Having your own business is a strategic minefield at the best of times, mostly playing out like an expensive and intricate game of chess. You have your pawns always marching forwards – they’re your colleagues, steadily striving to reach the other side for success. Then there’s your product, acting like the king, always having to be protected and in an optimal space on the board. And, in this somewhat abridged analogy, advertising is your queen, moving potentially anywhere on the board, with the power to win the game and put your customer in... 
 

The booming business of crime-scene cleaners

Over the years, we’ve all seen the aftermath of horrific crimes on the TV news. The police tape preventing access and the white tents keeping the location free from prying eyes are familiar sights, but what happens when the sites are cleared? These days, crime scene cleaning is big business, and it can turn out to be a highly lucrative industry to get into. Needless to say, such matters can’t be dealt with by just anyone. If you wanted to work in this highly specialised field, you will need to undergo some intensive training and to acquire plenty... 
 

Phillips 66 Partners LP Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Deutsche Bank (PSXP)

Stock analysts at Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Phillips 66 Partners LP (NASDAQ:PSXP) in a report issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock. The analysts wrote, “PSXP has risen over 40% from its $23 per unit IPO pricing including a first day move of about 30%. We note the overall fundamental strengths of PSXP in terms of quality of assets, fee based business, and visible initial drop-downs as supportive of the price performance. The initial expected drop-downs of Sand... 
 

E-House China PT Raised to $8.00 (EJ)

Stock analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their target price on shares of E-House China (NYSE:EJ) from $6.00 to $8.00 in a report issued on Monday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 31.80% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “2Q13 revenue strongly beat our estimate/consensus by 22%, and margin expansion continues as a result of EJ’s cost realignment and a more scaled online... 
 

Pandora Media Price Target Raised to $25.00 at Needham & Company (P)

Analysts at Needham & Company hoisted their price objective on shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) from $20.00 to $25.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, American Banking & Market News reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Needham & Company’s price target points to a potential upside of 22.91% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “rapid” Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) traded up 5.43% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $21.445.... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Initiates Coverage on Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL)

Investment analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on shares of Cellular Dynamics International (NASDAQ:ICEL) in a note issued to investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 33.04% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We are initiating coverage on Cellular Dynamics International (ICEL) with an Overweight rating and December 2014... 
 

Intel Corp. Upgraded to Neutral at Piper Jaffray Cos. (INTC)

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Cos. from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $22.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $20.00. Piper Jaffray Cos.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 0.39% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “The chip industry is now solidly in the post-PC era, but PCs... 
 

Harvest Natural Resources Rating Increased to Buy at Wunderlich (HNR)

Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE:HNR) was upgraded by research analysts at Wunderlich from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $9.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $4.75. Wunderlich’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 128.43% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We believe Harvest Natural Resources (HNR) is on the cusp of showing the market the true value... 
 

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd Rating Lowered to Sell at TheStreet (GILT)

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:GILT) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday, Stock Ratings Network reports. The analysts wrote, “Gilat Satellite Networks (GILT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.” Shares... 
 

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Lowered to Hold at Aegis (INO)

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:INO) was downgraded by analysts at Aegis from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Stock Ratings Network reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:INO) opened at 1.59 on Friday. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $0.44 and a one year high of $3.03. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $1.43 and a 200-day moving average of $0.89. The company’s market cap is $287.6... 
 

Potash Corp Receives New Coverage from Analysts at TheStreet (POT)

Research analysts at TheStreet started coverage on shares of Potash Corp (NYSE:POT) in a report released on Thursday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However,... 
 

Teekay Corp. Rating Lowered to Hold at TheStreet (TK)

Teekay Corp. (NYSE:TK) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, American Banking and Market News reports. The analysts wrote, “Teekay Corporation (TK) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter... 
 

Aegis Upgrades Sinovac Biotech to Buy (SVA)

Sinovac Biotech (NYSE:SVA) was upgraded by equities researchers at Aegis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday, American Banking & Market News reports. The firm currently has a $7.00 target price on the stock. Aegis’ price target points to a potential upside of 53.17% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “Yesterday, Sinovac reported 2Q 2013 financial results. Total revenue was reported at $17.5mm, beating our projection of $11.6mm. Diluted earnings... 
 

Deere & Co. Stock Rating Lowered by Argus (DE)

Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) was downgraded by research analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $380.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $402.00. Argus’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 361.50% from the stock’s previous close. Shares of Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) traded up 2.53% on Thursday, hitting $84.425. The stock had a trading volume of 5,406,968 shares. Deere... 
 

Synovus Financial Corp. Rating Lowered to Hold at Drexel Hamilton (SNV)

Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) was downgraded by research analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $3.50 price objective on the stock. Drexel Hamilton’s price target indicates a potential upside of 1.74% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Shares of Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) traded down 0.15% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $3.435.... 
 

Proofpoint Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Imperial Capital (PFPT)

Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) in a research note issued on Wednesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. Imperial Capital’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 14.23% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We are initiating coverage with an Outperform rating and one-year price target of $33, about 14% above the recent share price. We believe PFPT is strongly positioned in the... 
 

Stifel Nicolaus Increases JDS Uniphase Corp. Price Target to $19.00 (JDSU)

Research analysts at Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ:JDSU) from $16.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target points to a potential upside of 28.38% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “JDSU’s F4Q13 (June) results generally matched our previewed expectations with revenue of $421.3 million, at the low end of guidance and... 
 

Usa Compression Partners LP Rating Lowered to Neutral at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (USAC)

Usa Compression Partners LP (NASDAQ:USAC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. They currently have a $25.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $22.00. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s target price indicates a potential upside of 2.12% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We downgrade USA Compression Partners... 
 

J.C. Penney Co. Price Target Lowered to $13.00 at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JCP)

Research analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on shares of J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE:JCP) from $18.00 to $13.00 in a report released on Monday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 2.99% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “Heading into JCP’s 2Q EPS Tuesday (8/20), we hosted a Bull/Bear lunch (25+ clients on 8/16) to discuss key themes and the... 
 

Cisco Systems Upgraded by JPMorgan Cazenove to Market Perform (CSCO)

JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded shares of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) from an underweight rating to a market perform rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, AR Network reports. CSCO has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Cisco Systems from an underweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $18.00. Separately, analysts at UBS AG raised their... 
 

Spectris Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group (SXS)

Spectris (LON:SXS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by Jefferies Group in a research note issued on Monday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Shares of Spectris (LON:SXS) traded up 1.29% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 2270.00. Spectris has a one year low of GBX 1543.00 and a one year high of GBX 2509.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently GBX 1763.. The company’s market cap is £2.690 billion. SXS has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Investec... 
 

American Tower Corp Upgraded by ISI Group to Buy (AMT)

American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) was upgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has a $79.00 price target on the stock. ISI Group’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 13.41% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We are upgrading American Tower (AMT) to Buy from Neutral as the stock has seen meaningful share price underperformance... 
 

Hornbeck Offshore Services Upgraded by Howard Weil to “Outperform” (HOS)

Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) was upgraded by investment analysts at Howard Weil from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. The firm currently has a $71.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $51.00. Howard Weil’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 22.73% from the company’s current price. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts... 
 

RetailMeNot Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (SALE)

Equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. assumed coverage on shares of RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s price target suggests a potential downside of 5.40% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We are initiating coverage of RetailMeNot with a Neutral rating and a $31 12-month target price. RetailMeNot is the category... 
 

Rexford Industrial Realty Coverage Initiated at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (REXR)

Equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Rexford Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:REXR) in a research report issued on Tuesday, ARN reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Rexford is a self- administered/self-managed equity REIT that owns and operates industrial/flex real estate in a number of infill Southern California markets – primarily around Los Angeles. The company is well positioned to post sizable occupancy gains over the next few years as the SoCal... 
 

Vical Rating Lowered to Neutral at Credit Suisse (VICL)

Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) was downgraded by equities researchers at Credit Suisse from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $2.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $5.00. Credit Suisse’s target price points to a potential upside of 30.72% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “VICL announced that Allovectin (Phase III, melanoma) missed both its primary endpoint... 
 

Eagle Materials Receives “Conviction-Buy” Rating from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (EXP)

Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP)‘s stock had its “conviction-buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in a research note issued to investors on Monday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. They currently have a $94.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s price target indicates a potential upside of 39.86% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We reduce our FY2014-16 EPS to $2.89/$5.07/ $7.65 from $3.24/ $5.89/ $7.82 driven primarily by a slower... 
 

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Downgraded by Leerink Swann to “Market Perform” (ONXX)

Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ONXX) was downgraded by analysts at Leerink Swann from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. They currently have a GBX 140 ($2.17) price objective on the stock. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ONXX) traded down 0.94% on Monday, hitting $126.01. Onyx Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $66.37 and a 1-year high of $136.87. The stock’s... 
 

Argus Downgrades Helmerich & Payne to Hold (HP)

Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) traded down 1.21% on Monday, hitting $67.09. Helmerich & Payne has a 52-week low of $43.76 and a 52-week high of $69.38. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $64.97. The company has a market cap of $7.144 billion... 
 

Youku.com Lowered to “Hold” at Deutsche Bank (YOKU)

Youku.com (NASDAQ:YOKU) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $23.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $22.84. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential downside of 1.25% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We do not see any catalysts driving Youku outperformance in the next 12 months due to delayed mobile monetization/break-even... 
 

Cascade Bancorp Upgraded by DA Davidson to “Neutral” (CACB)

Cascade Bancorp (NASDAQ:CACB) was upgraded by equities researchers at DA Davidson from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm currently has a $6.25 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $4.00. DA Davidson’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 4.69% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “With the DTA allowance recovery now a certainty, we value CACB as a franchise... 
 

Insider Buying: Corp Softbank Buys 3,885,360 Shares of Sprint Corp. Stock (S)

Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) major shareholder Corp Softbank bought 3,885,360 shares of the stock in a transaction that occured on Thursday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.88 per share, for a total transaction of $26,731,276.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on S shares. Analysts at RBC Capital... 
 

Bank of America Corp. Upgrades KAR Auction Services to Buy (KAR)

KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Bank of America Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has a $30.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $23.00. Bank of America Corp.’s target price points to a potential upside of 14.16% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “Due to what appears to be the onset of a meaningful... 
 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Downgrades ING US to Underweight (VOYA)

ING US (NYSE:VOYA) was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note issued on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $30.00 price objective on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 5.51% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. ING US (NYSE:VOYA) traded down 2.77% on Monday, hitting $30.87. ING US has a 1-year low of $19.20 and... 
 

Luxoft Holding (LXFT) Announces Quarterly Earnings, Misses Expectations By $0.21 EPS

Luxoft Holding (NYSE:LXFT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.21, Analyst Ratings Network reports. A number of research firms have recently commented on LXFT. Analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove initiated coverage on shares of Luxoft Holding in a research note to investors on Monday, July 22nd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at UBS AG initiated coverage on shares of Luxoft... 
 

Shutterstock PT Raised to $53.00 (SSTK)

Investment analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on shares of Shutterstock (NYSE:SSTK) from $41.00 to $53.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 6.64% from the company’s current price. SSTK has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Shutterstock in a... 
 

Visteon Corp. Given “Overweight” Rating at Barclays Capital (VC)

Visteon Corp. (NYSE:VC)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Barclays Capital in a note issued to investors on Friday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. They currently have a $82.00 target price on the stock. Barclays Capital’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.25% from the company’s current price. Separately, analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Visteon Corp. from $82.00 to $86.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, August 8th.... 
 

Facebook Price Target Raised to $45.00 at UBS AG (FB)

UBS AG boosted their price objective on shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) to $45.00 in a research note issued on Friday, Analyst Ratings Network reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. UBS AG’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 16.76% from the stock’s previous close. Shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $38.597. Facebook has a 52 week low of $17.55 and a 52 week high of $39.32. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $28.72.... 
 

Concho Resources Stock Rating Lowered by UBS AG (CXO)

Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) was downgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a GBX 103 ($1.57) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 95 ($1.45). The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Shares of Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) traded down 0.71% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $97.16. Concho Resources has a 52 week low of $76.81 and... 
 

Tableau Software Price Target Raised to $70.00 at BMO Capital Markets (DATA)

Research analysts at BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) from $57.00 to $70.00 in a report released on Friday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 3.21% from the stock’s previous close. Shares of Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) traded up 11.29% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $67.82. Tableau Software has a 52 week low of $0.21 and... 
 

Thoratec Corp. Upgraded to “Outperform” by Credit Suisse (THOR)

Thoratec Corp. (NASDAQ:THOR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The analysts wrote, “We believe THOR can grow sales ~11% over the next 3-4 years despite encroachment from HTWR on its US market share. Our growth estimates assume steady LVAD share OUS-ex-Japan and market growth of ~14%, with an incremental ~$40M / year in sales in Japan by 2017 (Japan adds ~2% to our... 
 

TreeHouse Foods Given “Hold” Rating at Jefferies Group (THS)

TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group in a research note issued to investors on Friday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a $72.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $65.00. Jefferies Group’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 1.28% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “THS’ earnings beat expectations and the co. announced the first meaningful acquisition... 
 

Amarin Co. plc Given New $20.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group (AMRN)

Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their price target on shares of Amarin Co. plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) from $24.00 to $20.00 in a report released on Friday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target points to a potential upside of 276.65% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We remain focused on the FDA panel meeting in October for ANCHOR and the launch of ANCHOR in 1H14 as the key catalysts for AMRN shares. The company remains... 
 

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Downgraded to Neutral at Bank of America Corp. (MACK)

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MACK) was downgraded by research analysts at Bank of America Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report released on Friday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a $6.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $13.00. Bank of America Corp.’s price target points to a potential upside of 51.90% from the company’s current price. The analysts wrote, “We are downgrading MACK from Buy to Neutral and lowering our PO from $13... 
 

Foot Locker Downgraded to “Neutral” at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (FL)

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) was downgraded by stock analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Friday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. They currently have a $37.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $41.00. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s price objective points to a potential upside of 3.73% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “We downgrade FL to Neutral. We are incrementally less bullish on FL, as we think... 
 

inContact Downgraded by Benchmark Co. to Hold (SAAS)

inContact (NASDAQ:SAAS) was downgraded by stock analysts at Benchmark Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday, Stock Ratings Network reports. They currently have a $9.00 price objective on the stock. Benchmark Co.’s target price indicates a potential downside of 6.44% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts wrote, “Last night, inContact delivered 2Q results that missed the Street consensus on both total revenue and software revenue, and missed our respective Street... 
 

Insider Selling: Charles Wunsch Sells 341,323 Shares of Sprint Corp. Stock (S)

Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S) SVP Charles Wunsch sold 341,323 shares of Sprint Corp. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.92, for a total transaction of $2,361,955.16. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 576,496 shares of the company’s stock. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on S shares. Analysts at RBC Capital... 
 

Argus Increases Mylan Price Target to $42.00 (MYL)

Investment analysts at Argus upped their price target on shares of Mylan (NYSE:MYL) from $35.00 to $42.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Argus’ target price suggests a potential upside of 13.36% from the stock’s previous close. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Shares of Mylan (NYSE:MYL) traded down 0.08% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $37.05. Mylan has a one year low of $23.04 and a one year high... 
 

FTI Consulting (FCN) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.02 EPS

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. The company had revenue of $414.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $413.09 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. FTI Consulting’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. FTI Consulting updated its FY13 guidance... 
 
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