Before Thursday’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.
Credit Suisse Cuts Estimates on FedEx
Credit Suisse has lowered its price target on FedEx (FDX ) to $198. This new price target suggests a 14% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also cut estimates on FDX, due to the company’s new guidance. FDX has a dividend yield of 0.46%.
Argus Reiterates “Buy” Rating on Automatic Data Processing
Argus has maintained a “Buy” rating and a $98 price target on Automatic Data Processing (ADP ). The firm noted that its recent weakness has created a buying opportunity. ADP has a dividend yield of 2.24%.
Brean Capital Initiates Coverage on Wynn Resorts
Brean Capital has started coverage on Wynn Resorts (WYNN ) with a “Buy” rating. WYNN has a dividend yield of 4.88%.
Brean Capital Starts Coverage on Las Vegas Sands
Brean Capital has initiated coverage on Las Vegas Sands (LVS ) with a “Buy” rating. LVS has a dividend yield of 4.74%.
Williams-Sonoma Downgraded at BB&T Capital Markets
Williams-Sonoma (WSM ) has been cut from “Buy” to “Hold” at BB&T Capital Markets. WSM has a dividend yield of 1.63%.
Aetna Upgraded to “Buy”
Sterne Agee has upgraded Aetna (AET ) from “Neutral” to “Buy” on a valuation call. AET has a dividend yield of 0.93%.
Citi Starts Coverage on Enterprise Products Partners
Citigroup has started coverage on Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD ) with a “Buy” rating. EPD has a dividend yield of 4.59%.
Chesapeake Energy Cut to "Underweight"
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK ) has been downgraded to “Underweight” at Sterne Agee. The firm now has a $9 price target on CHK, suggesting a 35% decline. The firm has also cut estimates on CHK due to lower commodity prices. CHK has a dividend yield of 2.48%.
Global Payments Boosted to “Buy”
Global Payments (GPN ) has been upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” at Evercore ISI. GPN has a dividend yield of 0.09%.