Before Wednesday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst commentary for investors.
Deutsche Bank Upgrades J.M. Smucker
J.M. Smucker (SJM ) was upgraded to “Buy” from “Hold” at Deutsche Bank, because of the company’s pet food acquisition. Deutsche has a price target of $125 on SJM, suggesting the stock will rise by 18%. SJM has a dividend yield of 2.42%.
BMO Capital Cuts Numbers on AbbVie
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV ) had its estimates and price target cut at BMO Capital, due to ABBV’s higher discounts on its hepatitis-C vaccine. BMO now has a $62 PT on ABBV, suggesting the stock will stay flat at its current price. ABBV has a yield of 3.18%.
Credit Suisse Lowers Numbers on Archer-Daniels Midland
Archer-Daniels Midlands (ADM ) had its price target and estimates lowered at Credit Suisse, as ADM is leveraged to falling oil prices. CS now sees ADM stock reaching $52, which suggests a 7% upside to the stock’s current price. ADM has a yield of 1.97%.
Credit Suisse Boosts Numbers on Aetna
Aetna (AET ) had its estimates and price target raised at Credit Suisse, due to Aetna’s solid earnings momentum. CS now has a PT of $107 on AET, suggesting the stock will rise by 14%. AET has a yield of 1.06%.
Jefferies Raises Numbers on Walt Disney
The Walt Disney Company (DIS ) had its price target and estimates boosted at Jefferies, due to the company’s strong earnings momentum. Jefferies sees DIS stock hitting $105, which suggests a 12% upside to the stock’s current price. DIS has a yield of 1.22%.
BMO Capital Boosts Numbers on Pfizer
Pfizer (PFE ) had its price target and estimates raised at BMO Capital, as Pfizer has received accelerated approval for its breast cancer treatment. BMO now has a price target of $33 on PFE, suggesting a 3% upside from the stock’s current price. PFE has a yield of 3.5%.
Credit Suisse Lowers Numbers on UPS
United Parcel Services (UPS ) had its price target and estimates cut at Credit Suisse, due to UPS facing higher costs. CS now has a PT of $100 on UPS, suggesting the company’s stock will stay flat. UPS has a yield of 2.66%.
Credit Suisse Cuts Numbers on Wynn Resorts
Wynn Resorts (WYNN ) had its estimates and price target lowered at Credit Suisse, due to delays with WYNN’s Cotai project. Credit Suisse now has a $150 price target on Wynn, suggesting the stock will fall by 4%. WYNN has a yield of 3.85%.