Friday, March 25, 2011

Analyst Actions: AKAM, LVS, HOG, ALTR, AET

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM): Piper Jaffray on Friday upgraded its rating on the company to Overweight from Neutral with a $45 price target.

Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS): UBS this morning upgraded its rating on the stock to Buy  from Neutral.

Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG): Wedbush Securities on Friday initiated coverage of the company with an Outperform rating and  a price target of $48. In a research note to clients, the firm noted the company’s “continued market share gains, a recovering retail environment for premium motorcycles, current dealer inventory restocking in the face of rising demand, and increased profitability and lower credit risk in the financing arm.”

Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR): Citigroup upgraded Altera to Buy from Hold and lifted its price target on the stock to $51 from $43.

Aetna (NYSE: AET): Leerink Swann Upgraded its rating on the stock to Outperform from Market Perform.

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