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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

August 24, 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 Aug. 17.

The average target price (IBM:US) 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
=====================================================================
URBN  URBAN OUTFITTER      18.62    22      36.88     31.09     3.688
CVH   COVENTRY HEALTH       7.19    11      39.00     36.39     3.278
DNR   DENBURY RESOURC       4.23    15      23.54     22.58     4.611
SJM   JM SMUCKER CO         3.29    12      87.42     84.64     4.111
EBAY  EBAY INC              3.28    30      48.39     46.86     4.395
CERN  CERNER CORP           2.84    12      83.30     81.00     3.818
TSO   TESORO CORP           2.78    10      50.36     49.00     4.048
MDT   MEDTRONIC INC         2.76    15      44.19     43.00     4.000
INTU  INTUIT INC            2.68    11      64.62     62.93     4.300
ADI   ANALOG DEVICES        2.60    19      42.52     41.44     4.111
AVP   AVON PRODUCTS         2.51     8      17.80     17.36     3.111
FII   FEDERATED INV-B       2.40     8      20.65     20.17     1.833
KLAC  KLA-TENCOR CORP       2.37    11      60.91     59.50     4.000
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO        2.31    14      25.71     25.13     3.190
AET   AETNA INC             2.04    12      50.00     49.00     4.095
FITB  FIFTH THIRD BAN       1.91    24      16.32     16.02     4.265
DFS   DISCOVER FINANC       1.74    17      40.05     39.37     4.480
ETFC  E*TRADE FINANCI       1.73    13       9.08      8.92     3.588
S     SPRINT NEXTEL C       1.72    23       4.55      4.47     3.595
PKI   PERKINELMER INC       1.72     8      31.28     30.75     4.429
GPS   GAP INC/THE           1.53    20      36.40     35.85     3.357

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
BIG   BIG LOTS INC        -18.29    11      36.10     44.18     3.375
ADSK  AUTODESK INC        -14.87    12      34.14     40.11     3.571
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC     -13.28    14      19.67     22.69     3.000
HPQ   HEWLETT-PACKARD      -7.79    21      23.56     25.55     3.294
DELL  DELL INC             -5.08    24      14.21     14.97     3.778
LOW   LOWE’S COS INC       -3.62    17      29.24     30.33     3.963
RTN   RAYTHEON CO          -3.60    11      55.82     57.90     3.583
X     US STEEL CORP        -3.08    13      25.71     26.53     3.480
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-      -2.99    17      15.85     16.34     3.308
GD    GENERAL DYNAMIC      -2.77    11      72.83     74.91     4.000
ANF   ABERCROMBIE & F      -2.58    22      38.30     39.32     3.406
AIG   AMERICAN INTERN      -2.55    11      37.33     38.31     4.143
SPLS  STAPLES INC          -2.33    15      12.81     13.12     3.409
VAR   VARIAN MEDICAL       -2.31    10      65.10     66.64     4.000
PDCO  PATTERSON COS        -2.19    11      35.83     36.64     3.533
HIG   HARTFORD FINL S      -1.89    10      24.36     24.83     3.941
CMI   CUMMINS INC          -1.64    13     109.86    111.69     4.091
AON   AON PLC              -1.46    11      54.50     55.31     3.700
JOY   JOY GLOBAL INC       -1.43    16      76.63     77.73     4.000
ZMH   ZIMMER HLDGS         -1.40    17      66.97     67.92     3.733
SWY   SAFEWAY INC          -1.36    14      19.33     19.60     3.136

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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Companies Mentioned

  • IBM
    (International Business Machines Corp)
    • $169.1 USD
    • -12.95
    • -7.66%
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