Before Monday’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.
Morgan Stanley Raises Price Target on Apple
Morgan Stanley has boosted its price target on Apple (AAPL ) to $160, suggesting a 25% upside from the stock’s current price. According to analysts, the company deserves a higher multiple. AAPL has a dividend yield of 1.46%.
BlackRock Downgraded at Citi
BlackRock (BLK ) has been cut to “Neutral” at Citigroup on a valuation call. BLK has a dividend yield of 2.35%.
Needham Downgrades Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable (TWC ) has been downgraded from “Hold” to “Underperform” at Needham as the company is facing more regulatory risks. TWC has a dividend yield of 1.95%.
Leerink Partners Lowers Estimates on Baxter
Leerink Partners has cut its price target on Baxter (BAX ) to $82, still suggesting a 19% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also cut estimates on BAX due to the stronger dollar and higher costs following its pending business split. BAX has a dividend yield of 3.01%.
Citi Raises Estimates on Whole Foods Market
Citigroup has boosted its price target on Whole Foods Market (WFM ) to $61, suggesting an 8% upside. Citi has also raises estimates on WFM as same store sales are growing. WFM has a dividend yield of 0.92%.
Cracker Barrel Cut to “Hold”
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL ) has been downgraded from “Buy” to “Hold” at Miller Tabak on a valuation call. CBRL has a dividend yield of 2.65%.