Encore Capital Analyst Sees Buying Opportunity and 4 Stock Analyses to Track

Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG): According to Piper Jaffray, Encore Capital’s recent weakness in shares provides an excellent buying opportunity. Piper has stated that the current stock price is lower than the run-off value of Encore’s portfolio. The firm keeps an Overweight rating and a $37 price target on the stock.

Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ:PANL): After a Universal Display management meeting, Goldman stated that it predicts increased visibility into the ramp of green materials volume at Samsung in Q1 and that any possible shortfalls for 2012 should more than offset in Q1. Furthermore, the firm stated that share buybacks should start during early December, and shares continue to be attractive. The firm gives the stock a Buy rating and a $41 price target.

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Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ:SZYM) has been named Baird’s top pick in the advanced/fuels chemical space after its Q3 results and its announcements regarding capacity expansion due to its agreement with Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), its minimal capital outlay, and its revenue contributions as early as 2014.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc (NASDAQ:HCCI): According to Baird, a significant earnings cycle has begun for Heritage-Crystal Clean after its investor day due to the company’s strong growth in the Environmental Services business,operational improvements at the used re-refinery, and future areas of investment. Shares have an Outperform rating and a $22 price target.

Athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) target has been lowered by Sterne Agee due to the firm’s beliefs that the company faces a number of significant negative catalysts that will probably reduce its revenue. The firm keeps its Underperform rating on the stock.

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