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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

April 12, 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 April 5.

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
=====================================================================
FSLR  FIRST SOLAR INC      25.26    18      32.38     25.85     2.586
AIZ   ASSURANT INC          8.76     5      42.20     38.80     3.182
PCS   METROPCS COMMUN       7.79    13      11.73     10.89     3.240
KMX   CARMAX INC            7.04    11      44.54     41.61     4.294
HIG   HARTFORD FINL S       7.04    13      30.20     28.21     4.238
STZ   CONSTELLATION-A       6.32     7      52.33     49.22     3.769
NFLX  NETFLIX INC           5.64    24     149.03    141.07     3.000
RAI   REYNOLDS AMERIC       4.77     5      46.25     44.14     3.154
BBBY  BED BATH &BEYON       4.53    19      73.44     70.25     4.143
GILD  GILEAD SCIENCES       4.41    20      52.52     50.30     4.677
CELG  CELGENE CORP          4.35    21     121.04    116.00     4.606
IP    INTL PAPER CO         4.05    12      53.39     51.31     4.529
SWY   SAFEWAY INC           3.71    12      24.00     23.14     3.333
ALL   ALLSTATE CORP         3.63    16      52.39     50.56     4.172
NSC   NORFOLK SOUTHER       3.61    20      80.96     78.14     4.000
LNC   LINCOLN NATL CR       3.42    14      34.19     33.06     3.833
CSX   CSX CORP              3.39    19      26.50     25.63     4.188
AMGN  AMGEN INC             3.27    18     103.11     99.84     3.875
XRX   XEROX CORP            3.23    11       9.14      8.85     3.571
SLM   SLM CORP              3.11     9      22.11     21.44     4.727
ABBV  ABBVIE INC            3.04     7      40.70     39.50     3.667

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL       -4.98    13      29.81     31.38     3.000
WIN   WINDSTREAM CORP      -4.17    10       9.20      9.60     3.150
NEM   NEWMONT MINING       -3.29    17      51.06     52.79     3.800
MAS   MASCO CORP           -2.88     6      22.50     23.17     3.421
HRL   HORMEL FOODS CR      -2.52     7      36.75     37.70     3.364
PHM   PULTEGROUP INC       -2.44    15      20.78     21.30     3.739
FDO   FAMILY DOLLAR S      -2.05    19      63.24     64.56     3.536
FTR   FRONTIER COMMUN      -2.01     8       4.78      4.88     3.421
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO       -1.85    17      15.90     16.20     2.545
CAT   CATERPILLAR INC      -1.85    18     108.90    110.95     4.036
CA    CA INC               -1.72     8      24.57     25.00     3.286
OXY   OCCIDENTAL PETE      -1.39    19      99.80    101.21     4.370
EFX   EQUIFAX INC          -1.32    12      62.36     63.20     4.200
HRS   HARRIS CORP          -1.27     4      52.00     52.67     3.143
AMAT  APPLIED MATERIA      -1.23    12      14.34     14.52     3.524
AA    ALCOA INC            -1.18    15       9.88     10.00     3.400
X     US STEEL CORP        -1.08    13      24.33     24.60     3.167
MSFT  MICROSOFT CORP       -1.07    27      32.48     32.83     4.045
DG    DOLLAR GENERAL       -1.05    19      57.16     57.76     4.222
YUM   YUM! BRANDS INC      -1.04    19      71.52     72.27     3.828
NDAQ  NASDAQ OMX GROU      -1.00    14      31.00     31.31     3.947

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)
    • $191.81 USD
    • 0.53
    • 0.28%
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