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. JP Morgan Downgraded by Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer downgraded JP Morgan (JPM ) from Outperform to Perform and removed their $81 price target. Shares of JP Morgan closed at $68.95 before the holiday. JP Morgan pays an annual dividend of $1.76 paid quarterly.
2. Nutrisystem Downgraded by Barrington Research
Barrington Research downgraded Nutrisystem (NTRI ) from Outperform to Market Perform. Shares of Nutrisystem closed at $25.32 before the holiday. The company pays an annual dividend of $0.70 paid quarterly.
3. Beckton Dickinson Upgraded by UBS
UBS upgraded Beckton Dickinson (BDX ) from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $167. Shares of Beckton Dickinson closed at $142.04 before the holiday. The company pays an annual dividend of $2.40 paid quarterly.
4. CenturyLink, Inc. Upgraded by Raymond James
Raymond James upgraded CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL ) from Market Perform to Outperform with a price target of $34.00. Shares of CenturyLink, Inc. closed at $29.99 before the holiday. CTL has an annual dividend of $2.16 paid quarterly.
5. Ryder Systems Upgraded by Stifel
Stifel upgraded Ryder Systems (R ) from from Hold to Buy with a price target of $80.00. Shares of Ryder Systems closed at $89.08 before the holiday. Ryder Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.48 paid quarterly.