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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

March 23, 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 March 16.

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
=====================================================================
CTAS  CINTAS CORP          11.23     8      44.00     39.56     3.533
ACN   ACCENTURE PLC-A       9.25    16      68.77     62.94     4.240
DFS   DISCOVER FINANC       8.03    17      37.11     34.35     4.444
NKE   NIKE INC -CL B        7.97    14     122.21    113.19     4.273
SCHW  SCHWAB (CHARLES       7.76    15      15.07     13.98     3.667
AAPL  APPLE INC             7.61    39     666.95    619.80     4.709
JBL   JABIL CIRCUIT         6.83     8      29.56     27.67     4.385
HOG   HARLEY-DAVIDSON       6.20    11      51.36     48.36     4.111
TIF   TIFFANY & CO          5.29    17      77.29     73.41     3.783
ADBE  ADOBE SYS INC         5.18    15      35.24     33.50     3.552
COF   CAPITAL ONE FIN       5.16    20      62.10     59.05     4.267
ETFC  E*TRADE FINANCI       4.18    11      10.18      9.77     3.267
UPS   UNITED PARCEL-B       4.15    17      92.39     88.71     4.333
ABT   ABBOTT LABS           3.85    11      60.92     58.67     3.846
BAC   BANK OF AMERICA       3.65    24       9.46      9.13     3.486
ZION  ZIONS BANCORP         3.39    23      21.96     21.24     3.552
MU    MICRON TECH           3.18    22      10.89     10.56     4.370
ORCL  ORACLE CORP           3.15    29      33.79     32.76     4.182
RF    REGIONS FINANCI       3.13    20       6.47      6.27     3.370
FDX   FEDEX CORP            2.96    18     107.26    104.18     4.464
EA    ELECTRONIC ARTS       2.96    13      24.07     23.38     3.800

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
AIZ   ASSURANT INC         -6.91     5      45.80     49.20     3.364
BHI   BAKER HUGHES IN      -6.30    22      61.96     66.13     4.290
KMX   CARMAX INC           -3.65     7      35.17     36.50     4.125
ANR   ALPHA NATURAL R      -2.80    22      26.43     27.19     4.107
COG   CABOT OIL & GAS      -2.09    19      43.32     44.25     3.792
DVN   DEVON ENERGY CO      -1.96    24      90.04     91.84     4.533
HPQ   HEWLETT-PACKARD      -1.95    17      30.72     31.33     3.375
APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A       -1.54    12      54.23     55.08     4.200
CFN   CAREFUSION CORP      -1.52    10      28.88     29.33     4.389
TE    TECO ENERGY INC      -1.27     9      18.36     18.60     3.222
PAYX  PAYCHEX INC          -1.24    10      31.25     31.64     3.154
PEG   PUB SERV ENTERP      -1.12    11      31.54     31.89     3.316
HAL   HALLIBURTON CO       -1.11    25      50.21     50.78     4.657
S     SPRINT NEXTEL C      -1.09    18       3.17      3.20     3.235
CNX   CONSOL ENERGY        -1.09    25      49.13     49.67     4.645
YHOO  YAHOO! INC           -1.08    22      17.38     17.57     3.375
EXPE  EXPEDIA INC          -0.94    20      35.01     35.35     3.577
CA    CA INC               -0.92     9      27.00     27.25     3.714
NRG   NRG ENERGY           -0.85     9      21.18     21.36     3.857
WIN   WINDSTREAM CORP      -0.84     8      13.14     13.25     3.333
MAR   MARRIOTT INTL-A      -0.77    19      39.10     39.40     4.038

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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