Before Friday’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.
Pacific Crest Lowers Estimates on Microsoft
Pacific Crest has lowered its price target on Microsoft (MSFT ) to $48, suggesting a 17% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also cut estimates on MSFT due to lower PC demand. MSFT has a dividend yield of 3.02%.
Mixed Views on Intel"
- Intel (INTC ) has been upgraded to “Buy” at Canaccord Genuity despite its lower outlook. According to the firm, Intel’s data center and Internet of Things should continue to drive growth.
- Jefferies has lowered its price target on Intel to $48. The firm has also cut estimates on the company due to its new guidance.
INTC has a dividend yield of 3.12%.
Royal Dutch Shell Downgraded at RBC Capital
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A ) has been lowered to “Sector Perform” at RBC Capital on a valuation call. RDS-A has a dividend yield of 6.41%.
Broadcom Cut to “Hold”
Broadcom (BRCM ) has been downgraded from “Buy” to “Hold” at Canaccord Genuity as the firm sees limited earnings upside. The firm has a $47 price target on BRCM, suggesting a 6% upside. BRCM has a dividend yield of 1.25%.
Jefferies Raises Price Target on Men’s Wearhouse
Jefferies has boosted its price target on Men’s Wearhouse (MW ) from $60 to $62. This new price target suggests a 19% upside from the stock’s current price. MW has a dividend yield 1.38%.
Rockwell Collins Upgraded to “Buy”
Rockwell Collins (COL ) has been boosted to “Buy” at Canaccord Genuity as recent management meetings suggest that the company may be able to expand margins. COL has a dividend yield of 1.31%.