Notable Upgrades: Rentrak Corporation (RENT), AOL Inc. (AOL), PowerSecure (POWR), Taser Int’l (TASR), TubeMogul (TUBE)

Analysts at Wunderlich are out with a report today upgrading shares of Rentrak Corporation (RENT) with a ‘Buy‘ from ‘Hold‘ rating. The firm raised its price target for the company to $65 from $60, implying 5% expected upside.

On valuation mueasures, Rentrak Corp. shares have an eye popping forward P/E of 2,061.00 and t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 8.09. EPS for the same period is ($0.45).

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Portland, Oregon-based media measurement and information company have traded between a low of $43.62 and a high of $87.40 and are now at $62.39. Shares are down 13.75% year-over-year and 29.81% year-to-date.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded their rating on the shares of AOL Inc. (AOL). In a research note published on Wednesday, the investment bank lifted the name with a ‘Neutral‘ from ‘Sell’ rating and set a 12-month base case estimate of $44 from $38.

On valuation measures, AOL Inc. shares are currently priced at 33.81x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 24.46x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 2.95 and 21.72, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 1.54 while EPS is $1.50. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AOL a ‘Buy‘, 12 rate it a ‘Hold‘. 2 analysts rate it a ‘Sell‘. AOL has a median Wall Street price target of $50.00 with a high target of $67.00.

PowerSecure International, Inc. (POWR) was raised to ‘Buy‘ from ‘Hold‘ and it was given a $17 price target at Maxim Group on Wednesday.

POWR is up $0.59 at $14.90 on heavy volume. Midway through trading Wednesday, 349K shares of PowerSecure International Inc. have exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 219K shares. The stock has ranged in a price between $14.55-$14.95 after opening the day at $14.76 as compared to the previous trading day’s close of $14.31.

In the last 12 months, shares of Wake Forest, North Carolina-based company have traded between a low of $6.89 and a high of $14.95. Shares are up 23% this year.

Taser International Inc. (TASR) was reiterated a ‘Neutral’ by JP Morgan (JPM) analysts on Wednesday. The broker also raised its price target on the stock to $31 from $28.

TASR shares recently gained $0.01 to $33.67. Over the past year shares of Scottsdale, Arizona-based electrical weapons maker have traded between a low of $10.46 and a high of $35.00.

Taser shares have climbed 27.11% since the beginning of the year. The stock has surged 139.40% in the last 52 weeks.

TubeMogul, Inc. (TUBE) was reiterated as ‘Outperform’ with a $20 from $19 price target on Wednesday by RBC Capital Markets.

TUBE is currently printing a higher than average trading volume with the issue trading 710K shares, compared to the average volume of 245K. The stock began trading this morning at $16.89 to currently trade 2.27% higher from the prior days close of $15.43. On an intraday basis it has gotten as low as $15.70 and as high as $17.40.

TUBE shares have declined 1.53% in the last 4 weeks and advanced 6.93% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has gained 8.51%.

The Emeryville, California-based company, which is currently valued at $478.91 million, has a median Wall Street price target of $20.00 with a high target of $24.00. TubeMogul Inc. is up 37.58% year-over-year, compared with a 11.15% gain in the S&P 500.

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