Before Thursday’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.
RBC Raises Price Target on Microsoft
RBC raised its price target on Microsoft (MSFT ) to $54 as analysts see Windows 10 driving near-term growth. MSFT has a dividend yield of 2.53%.
BMO Capital Raises Estimates on Time Warner
BMO Capital has boosted estimates on Time Warner (TWX ) as Turner is driving near-term growth. TWX has a dividend yield of 1.64%.
Credit Suisse Cuts Price Target on Garmin
Credit Suisse has lowered its price target on Garmin (GRMN ) to $51. The firm has also cut estimates on GRMN due to lower expected outdoor revenue. GRMN has a dividend yield of 4.48%.
Staples Boosted to “Buy”
Staples (SPLS ) has been upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” at Jefferies. SPLS has a dividend yield of 3.32%.