Barclays UPGRADES Dollar General to Overweight and 4 Stocks on Analyst Radars

Dollar General Corporation’s (NYSE:DG) shares are favored by Barclays over those of Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO), as the former company’s discounted valuation and impressive growth in earnings wins it an Overweight, and FDO’s shares are downgraded to Equal Weight.

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Quest Software Inc. (NASDAQ:QSFT) might not be on Dell’s (NASDAQ:DELL) shopping list after all, as the latter appears to show no interest, but Jefferies opines that such an acquisition would integrate well into its cloud strategy, and could be accretive because of the expense synergies by themselves. Overall, the analyst believes that a purchase would make a lot of sense for Dell, and maintains its Hold rating on the stock.

Dyax Corporation’s (NASDAQ:DYAX) move to discontinue its Phase II evaluation for Kalbitor in ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema is not a negative, according to Leerink, and is actually financially astute. Further, Leerink sees the current weakness in the shares as an opportunity to buy, and restates its Outperform.

Penn National Gaming Inc.’s (NASDAQ:PENN) upcoming projects are being underestimated by Morgan Stanley investors, as the firm predicts positive outcomes for Toledo, and considers that the development pipeline is not reflected in the price of shares. An Overweight rating with a $53 price target remains.

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) shares have been removed from Deutsche Bank’s short-term buy list.

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