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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

March 02, 2012

The following tables show the biggest increases and decreases in analysts’ target price, according to Bloomberg data, for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) from Feb. 24.

The average target price reflects forecasts for the next 12 months, a period that varies among brokerage firms. The ratings are averaged from the analysts’ recommendations made during the past 12 months with 5 being the highest recommendation.

Target Price Increases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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PCLN  PRICELINE.COM        14.16    18     711.85    623.53     4.565
GPS   GAP INC/THE           9.94    21      24.64     22.41     3.031
THC   TENET HEALTHCAR       8.80    12       6.18      5.68     3.500
AIG   AMERICAN INTERN       8.30    11      30.08     27.78     3.333
MU    MICRON TECH           8.06    20      10.35      9.57     4.296
IPG   INTERPUBLIC GRP       7.26    17      12.56     11.71     4.333
AZO   AUTOZONE INC          6.93    15     405.06    378.80     3.960
LOW   LOWE’S COS INC        5.72    20      30.05     28.42     3.857
ECL   ECOLAB INC            5.43    12      69.58     66.00     4.111
WPX   WPX ENERGY            4.71     4      22.25     21.25     4.200
SPLS  STAPLES INC           4.16    13      17.34     16.65     3.714
JPM   JPMORGAN CHASE        3.56    25      47.52     45.89     4.784
MSI   MOTOROLA SOLUTI       3.55    14      51.50     49.73     3.478
ETN   EATON CORP            3.41    16      58.94     57.00     4.333
JBL   JABIL CIRCUIT         3.40     9      25.33     24.50     4.538
DNR   DENBURY RESOURC       3.17    16      25.87     25.07     4.632
MSFT  MICROSOFT CORP        3.13    24      33.00     32.00     4.231
PSA   PUBLIC STORAGE        2.91    16     133.24    129.47     3.154
NU    NORTHEAST UTILS       2.86     9      38.25     37.19     4.059
WDC   WESTERN DIGITAL       2.69    14      43.27     42.13     4.263
ROST  ROSS STORES INC       2.66    18      54.92     53.50     3.926

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-     -12.00    16      16.50     18.75     3.370
ANR   ALPHA NATURAL R     -11.06    22      27.77     31.23     4.107
APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A       -7.31    12      55.31     59.67     4.200
HSP   HOSPIRA INC          -3.52     6      33.29     34.50     3.118
FSLR  FIRST SOLAR INC      -3.29    25      36.90     38.15     3.000
SWN   SOUTHWESTRN ENG      -2.99    23      38.52     39.71     3.485
NEM   NEWMONT MINING       -2.64    13      76.58     78.66     3.700
EP    EL PASO CORP         -2.26     6      27.86     28.50     3.545
NFX   NEWFIELD EXPLOR      -2.10    21      48.95     50.00     3.967
QEP   QEP RESOURCES I      -2.05    12      44.27     45.20     4.118
VTR   VENTAS INC           -1.92    10      58.58     59.73     3.316
IGT   INTL GAME TECH       -1.90    15      19.72     20.10     4.182
FCX   FREEPORT-MCMORA      -1.84    17      54.26     55.28     4.750
CNP   CENTERPOINT ENE      -1.67    10      21.04     21.40     3.941
HCN   HEALTH CARE REI      -1.64    11      56.27     57.21     3.455
FRX   FOREST LABS INC      -1.52    13      35.27     35.81     3.429
EXPD  EXPEDITORS INTL      -1.51    10      52.20     53.00     3.667
CNX   CONSOL ENERGY        -1.35    25      52.16     52.88     4.710
BK    BANK NY MELLON       -1.34    18      24.95     25.29     3.462
NFLX  NETFLIX INC          -1.28    20      96.50     97.75     2.914
WAG   WALGREEN CO          -1.22    14      35.50     35.94     3.556

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at csoong@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@bloomberg.net


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