Valero Target Increased and 4 Stock Analyses to Follow

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV): According to UBS, a possible bid by DirecTV for Vivendi’s telecom subsidiary, GVT, is likely to increase leverage above its targets, resulting in lower buybacks. Shares have a Neutral rating and a $54 price target.

Oxford Industries Inc. (NYSE:OXM): Brean Cpaital is convinced that now is the ideal moment to be aggressive in the purchase of Oxford Industries shares due to management’s moves to reduce the negative impact of its Ben Sherman division, the strong performance of its Tommy Bahama and Lily Pulitzer brands, and current valuation. Shares have a Buy rating and a $60 price target.

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Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) price target has been increased by Brean Capital after it announced that that it would sell the Rovi Entertainment Store. The firm continues to view this as a positive development since it minimizes risks for the company and will enhance its earnings power. Shares have a Buy rating.

CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) is believed by BB&T to possibly see a boost by an upcoming management change and EPS gains, but the firm has decided to keep its Hold rating due to the fact that there is not permanent CEO and there is a slowdown in its short cycle energy business.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO) target has been raised by Oppenheimer due to what is viewed by the firm as ongoing strong industry fundamentals, benefits from new projects, and a positive impact of lower capex. The firm thinks that the company will use its $4 billion in free cash flow from 2012-2014 to buy back stock and grow its dividend, and keeps its Outperform rating on the stock.

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