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New Stock Coverage: Parsley Energy a Sage Investment Over Time?


Wall Street ratings agencies set the tone for today's stock market.

On the eve of Independence Day, should you buy independent oil and gas outfit Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE)? Today this play on the Permian Basin is picked up with a Sector Perform rating by an analyst who does see further upside potential over time, but would wait for a more attractive entry point before adding to positions.
Say "1974″ to Wall Street sorts of a certain age and it instantly conjures up awful images of a big bad bear scare amid oil shocks, stagflation, and Watergate. Yet yesterday that was where the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) happily ended at as both it and Dow Industrials (INDEXDJX:.DJI) hit historic highs. Notwithstanding lightning strikes in New York, the anemic trading action ahead of the fireworks was something of a damp squib. (Or Squibb, if an unloved Bristol-Myers (NYSE:BMY) will excuse the spelling.) Amid the thunder SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) reigned supreme, rising 1.25% on a broker boost and thus redeeming the Solar System star from Luis Suárez. (Yes my friends, the cover curse just claimed another victim.) Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles arrived on the scene in 1969, as did Sheryl Sandberg, whose Facebook (NYSE:FB) tumbled 2.37% after she apologized for messing with our emotions. Our current president was voted the worst post-war commander in chiefJPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) dropped a Dow-worst 1.04%, and misery loved company as a bandit plundered one of the bank's branches while wearing an Obama cap.
Today in economic data, June's ISM services index is expected to tick up from the prior month's pace at 10:00 a.m. EDT. US equity markets close early at 1:00 p.m. ahead of the tomorrow's July 4th holiday.

Now let's turn to this morning's new stock coverage, a list that includes a giant pharmaceutical firm in addition to Parsley Energy.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI): Canaccord Genuity covers the company at a Buy. Its price objective is $40.
AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN): The British drug company, subject of recent takeover talk, is resumed with an Underweight at JPMorgan.
Chatham Lodging (NYSE:CLDT): Barclays begins Overweight rated research on the accommodation outfit.
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC): The telecom titan is a Hold at Jefferies. (Note: please don't confuse this Swedish wireless stock with Oregon aerospace outfit Erickson (NASDAQ:EAC), which yesterday nosedived a Nasdaq (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC)-worst 14.21%.)
Parsley Energy: RBC Capital picks up today's headline analyst initiation at Sector Perform with a $27 target price.
PAREXEL (NASDAQ:PRXL): KeyBanc Capital has a Hold on the stock.
Regions Financial (NSYE:RF): Shares are a new Neutral at Citigroup.
State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ): The stock is begun with a Buy and $23 target with Wunderlich, which says accretive acquisitions can act as a catalyst.
Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL): Raymond James resumes the equity at Outperform. Its objective is $14.
Zurich Insurance Group (OTCMKTS:ZURVY): Shares get launched with a Buy at Bankhaus Lampe.

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