Before Friday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the most important analyst commentary for investors.
FBR Capital Markets Starts Coverage on Apple
FBR Capital Markets has initiated coverage on Apple (AAPL ) with an “Outperform” rating and a $185 price target. According to the firm, AAPL can expand in China and can grow in the wearables market. AAPL has a dividend yield of 1.49%.
Jefferies Raises Price Target on Walt Disney
Jefferies has boosted its price target on Walt Disney (DIS ) to $120. The firm has also raised estimates on DIS as the over-arching investment thesis remains positive. DIS has a dividend yield of 1.06%.
Goldman Sachs Downgraded at KBW
Goldman Sachs (GS ) has been cut to “Market Perform” at KBW. The firm has raised its price target on Goldman from $195 to $210. GS has a dividend yield of 1.30%.
Jefferies Raises Price Target on Citigroup
Jefferies has boosted its price target on Citigroup (C ) to $57. The firm has also raised estimates on Citi as the company is showing progress towards 2015 estimates. C has a dividend yield of 0.07%.
BMO Capital Boosts Price Target on UnitedHealth
BMO Capital has raised its price target on UnitedHealth (UNH ) to $134. The firm also lifted estimates on UNH as the company has strong earnings momentum. UNH has a dividend yield of 1.06%.
Travelers Companies Downgraded at Barclays
Travelers Companies (TRV ) has been cut to “Equal Weight” at Barclays due to the company’s outlook. TRV has a dividend yield of 2.02%.
Two Firms Downgrade SanDisk
Citigroup has cut its rating on SanDisk (SNDK ) from “Buy” to “Neutral” as the company has execution risks.
Drexel Hamilton has downgraded SNDK from “Buy” to “Sell” due to the company’s lower guidance. SNDK has a dividend yield of 1.77%.