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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

October 26, 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 Oct. 19.

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
=====================================================================
WHR   WHIRLPOOL CORP       27.47     5     107.50     84.33     4.000
EXPE  EXPEDIA INC          13.56    18      64.10     56.44     3.964
AKAM  AKAMAI TECHNOLO       8.54    14      42.14     38.83     3.840
PHM   PULTEGROUP INC        8.07    16      17.11     15.83     3.739
BTU   PEABODY ENERGY        7.53    18      33.29     30.96     4.200
GILD  GILEAD SCIENCES       6.13    18      78.64     74.09     4.677
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-       6.11    18      17.29     16.29     3.444
HCBK  HUDSON CITY BNC       5.16    11       8.04      7.65     3.000
CCE   COCA-COLA ENTER       5.15     8      34.47     32.78     3.941
VAR   VARIAN MEDICAL        5.13    13      68.86     65.50     4.250
NRG   NRG ENERGY            4.68     8      25.60     24.46     4.385
CBG   CBRE GROUP INC-       4.59     4      22.80     21.80     4.571
CB    CHUBB CORP            4.50    15      83.05     79.47     3.692
WU    WESTERN UNION         4.46    13      22.46     21.50     4.000
R     RYDER SYSTEM IN       4.38    13      56.85     54.46     4.294
S     SPRINT NEXTEL C       4.20    21       6.42      6.16     3.727
AMGN  AMGEN INC             4.13    17      93.85     90.13     4.063
TMO   THERMO FISHER         3.99    12      67.40     64.81     4.455
PG    PROCTER & GAMBL       3.93    14      72.90     70.14     3.828
EFX   EQUIFAX INC           3.88    11      53.55     51.55     4.000
MYL   MYLAN INC             3.82    14      29.00     27.93     4.375

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
WDC   WESTERN DIGITAL     -15.54    17      39.22     46.44     3.435
MNST  MONSTER BEVERAG     -14.25     4      62.17     72.50     3.727
ATI   ALLEGHENY TECH      -13.01     8      42.28     48.60     4.385
NFLX  NETFLIX INC         -11.12    24      63.82     71.80     2.944
FFIV  F5 NETWORKS         -11.09    29     107.11    120.47     4.024
XRX   XEROX CORP          -11.02     8       7.50      8.43     3.364
DD    DU PONT (EI)         -9.58    12      50.47     55.81     3.682
LSI   LSI CORP             -7.96    14       8.48      9.22     4.471
MJN   MEAD JOHNSON         -7.90    10      74.39     80.77     4.222
TER   TERADYNE INC         -7.54    10      19.35     20.92     4.533
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL       -7.07    14      48.50     52.19     3.560
VRSN  VERISIGN INC         -6.90     7      45.00     48.33     3.750
ALTR  ALTERA CORP          -6.77    21      36.02     38.64     4.033
CTXS  CITRIX SYSTEMS       -6.51    23      80.96     86.60     4.139
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC      -6.49    15      18.03     19.28     2.852
NSC   NORFOLK SOUTHER      -6.21    21      73.63     78.50     3.806
NFX   NEWFIELD EXPLOR      -5.78    18      41.31     43.84     4.000
APD   AIR PRODS & CHE      -5.76    14      90.41     95.94     3.652
FTI   FMC TECHNOLOGIE      -5.44    19      50.55     53.46     3.742
KLAC  KLA-TENCOR CORP      -5.26    13      53.69     56.67     3.765
CA    CA INC               -4.49     8      26.33     27.57     3.571

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)
    • $192.96 USD
    • 1.15
    • 0.6%
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