Prior to the opening bell today, a few big-name dividend stocks were subject to analyst moves. The most important shifts of the day are highlighted below.
1. Vodafone Upgraded by Nomura Securities
Nomura Securities upgraded Vodafone (VOD ) from Reduce to Neutral and raised its price target. Vodafone opened this morning at $37.72 per share. The company pays a dividend of 4.799%.
2. KeyBanc Upgrades Woodward, Inc.
KeyBanc upgraded Woodward (WWD ) from Underweight to Sector Weight. Shares of WWD opened this morning at $52.61, up $1.53 from yesterday’s close. WWD pays a quarterly dividend of 10 cents.
3. Gabelli Downgrades Equinix
Gabelli downgraded Equinix from Buy to Hold. Shares in Equinix opened today at $266.88. EQIX has a yield of 2.5% and pays a quarterly dividend of 42 cents.