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 Raises Estimates on Apple
Credit Suisse has boosted its price target on Apple (AAPL ) to $145. This new price target suggests an 18% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also raised estimates on AAPL, due to higher iPhone demand. AAPL has a dividend yield of 1.52%.
Two Firms Downgrade Kraft Foods Group
Kraft Foods Group (KRFT ) has been cut to “Market Perform” at BMO Capital on a valuation call.
Goldman Sachs has removed Kraft from its Conviction Buy list on a valuation call. KRFT has a dividend yield of 2.65%.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Upgraded to “Buy”
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS ) has been upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” at Stifel. DPS has a dividend yield of 2.49%.
Citi Cuts Estimates on CBOE Holdings
Citigroup has lowered estimates on CBOE Holdings (CBOE ) due to lower volumes. The firm has also trimmed its price target on CBOE to $52, suggesting a 9% decline from the stock’s current price. CBOE has a dividend yield of 1.47%.
Barclays Upgrades Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab (SCHW ) has been boosted from “Underweight” to “Overweight” at Barclays as the company is leveraged to higher interest rates. SCHW has a dividend yield of 0.82%.