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Analyst Moves: Apple, JPMorgan Chase, United Technologies, More (AAPL, JPM, UTX, More)

Shauna O'Brien Feb 25, 2015


Before Wednesday’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.


Stifel Nicolaus Boosts PT on Apple

Stifel Nicolaus has maintained a “Buy” rating on Apple (AAPL ) and has boosted its price target from $130 to $150. This new price target suggests a 13% upside from the stock’s current price. AAPL has a dividend yield of 1.42%

BMO Capital Raises PT on JPMorgan Chase

BMO Capital has boosted its price target on JPMorgan Chase (JPM ) to $66, suggesting an 8% upside. The firm has also raised estimates on JPM through 2016 as the bank is realizing higher cost synergies. JPM has a dividend yield of 2.63%.

Credit Suisse Raises PT on United Technologies

Credit Suisse has increased its price target on United Technologies (UTX ) to $138, suggesting an 11% upside. The firm has also boosted estimates on UTX, ahead of its analyst meeting. UTX has a dividend yield of 2.07%.

Cantor Cuts Estimates on Hewlett-Packard

Cantor Fitzgerald has lowered its price target on Hewlett-Packard (HPQ ) to $35, suggesting a 9% decline. The firm has also cut estimates on HPQ as the company is seeing weak sales and is being hurt by the strengthening dollar. HPQ has a dividend yield of 1.66%.

Credit Suisse Increases PT on Marathon Petroleum

Credit Suisse has boosted its price target on Marathon Petroleum (MPC ) to $125, suggesting a 19% upside. The firm has also raised estimates on MPC due to strong refining conditions. MPC has a dividend yield of 1.90%.

Jefferies Raises Estimates on Kroger

Jefferies has raised its price target on Kroger (KR ) to $67, suggesting an 8% decline. The firm has also boosted estimates on KR due to higher fuel margins. KR has a dividend yield of 1.01%.

BMO Lowers Estimates on Macy’s

BMO Capital has lowered its price target on Macy’s (M ) to $67, suggesting an 8% upside. The firm has also cut estimates on the retailer due to its updated guidance. M has a dividend yield of 2.01%.

Ross Stores Cut to “Neutral”

Ross Stores (ROST ) has been downgraded from “Buy” to “Neutral” at MKM Partners on a valuation call. ROST has a dividend yield of 0.82%.

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