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Apple, Twitter and Verint Systems Get Bullish Calls on Thursday


BMO Capital Markets reiterates its rating on Apple (AAPL), Pacific Crest Securities starts coverage of Twitter (TWTR) and Credit Suisse is bullish on shares of Verint Systems (VRNT). BMO has an OUTPERFORM rating on Apple and is raising its price target to $685 a share and says a larger smartphone screen will help Apple capture a new market which wants bigger phone screens. Pacific Crest is initiating coverage of Twitter with an OUTPERFORM rating and a price target of $45 a share as lock-up fears recede. Credit Suisse is upgrading shares of Verint Systems to OUTPERFORM from NEUTRAL and raising their price target to $57 on the company's latest quarterly operating results and a new large platform deal. Ruben Ramirez reports from the NYSE.