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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

March 08, 2013

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 1.

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
=====================================================================
HRB   H&R BLOCK INC        12.60     5      27.67     24.57     4.000
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC       8.85    17      17.80     16.35     3.286
KR    KROGER CO             6.95    17      31.44     29.40     3.955
GCI   GANNETT CO            5.92     5      22.17     20.93     4.231
NFLX  NETFLIX INC           4.95    23     130.70    124.53     3.114
MPC   MARATHON PETROL       4.37    15      89.82     86.06     4.524
TXN   TEXAS INSTRUMEN       4.14    30      34.06     32.71     3.267
BF/B  BROWN-FORMAN -B       3.82     7      69.11     66.57     3.000
EA    ELECTRONIC ARTS       3.68    19      17.43     16.81     3.552
HPQ   HEWLETT-PACKARD       3.54    17      17.32     16.73     2.722
FLIR  FLIR SYSTEMS          3.50     9      27.94     27.00     3.462
COG   CABOT OIL & GAS       3.49    19      63.48     61.33     3.607
AIV   APARTMENT INVES       3.43     7      31.41     30.37     3.579
HES   HESS CORP             3.34    14      77.09     74.59     3.960
TWX   TIME WARNER INC       3.28    23      60.16     58.25     4.406
MU    MICRON TECH           3.26    20       9.83      9.52     4.321
CERN  CERNER CORP           3.12    15      94.87     92.00     4.042
THC   TENET HEALTHCAR       3.03    14      43.19     41.92     3.957
SWY   SAFEWAY INC           2.99    15      22.29     21.65     3.045
SCHW  SCHWAB (CHARLES       2.89    15      16.74     16.27     3.240
VAR   VARIAN MEDICAL        2.89    12      79.64     77.40     4.294

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO       -9.36    16      16.32     18.00     2.455
SPLS  STAPLES INC          -5.74    15      13.94     14.79     3.636
WPX   WPX ENERGY           -4.89     8      17.71     18.63     3.417
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL       -3.38    14      35.59     36.83     3.000
HAR   HARMAN INTL          -3.17     5      48.80     50.40     3.889
ISRG  INTUITIVE SURGI      -3.07    12     614.17    633.64     4.211
HRS   HARRIS CORP          -3.07     4      52.67     54.33     3.143
WM    WASTE MANAGEMEN      -3.03     4      37.33     38.50     3.167
MSI   MOTOROLA SOLUTI      -2.82    12      58.75     60.46     3.632
RSG   REPUBLIC SVCS        -2.68     4      33.33     34.25     3.600
PETM  PETSMART INC         -2.54    15      71.94     73.82     3.731
RTN   RAYTHEON CO          -2.17    12      56.67     57.92     3.455
MAS   MASCO CORP           -1.75     7      21.00     21.38     3.316
NFX   NEWFIELD EXPLOR      -1.74    18      35.74     36.37     3.963
VLO   VALERO ENERGY        -1.73    14      49.75     50.63     4.083
ROST  ROSS STORES INC      -1.63    18      65.70     66.79     4.107
COH   COACH INC            -1.31    27      60.77     61.58     4.158
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-      -1.25    15      15.74     15.94     3.348
LLL   L-3 COMM HLDGS       -1.14     9      77.41     78.29     2.882
JNPR  JUNIPER NETWORK      -1.12    22      23.05     23.32     3.474
CCL   CARNIVAL CORP        -1.05    13      41.79     42.23     3.750

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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