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Before Thursday’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.
Citi Cuts Estimates on Intel
Citigroup has lowered its price target on Intel (INTC ) to $34. The firm has also cut estimates on INTC due to lower PC demand. INTC has a dividend yield of 2.83%.
Jefferies Lowers Estimates on Target
Jefferies as lowered its price target on Target (TGT ) to $73, suggesting a 5% decline. The firm has also cut estimates on TGT as it is expected to invest more in future growth. TGT has a dividend yield of 2.70%.
American Express Boosted to “Buy”
American Express (AXP ) has been upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” at Deutsche Bank as the company is expected to restore earnings power sooner than expected. The firm has a $90 price target on AXP, suggesting a 10% upside. AXP has a dividend yield of 1.27%.
Jefferies Raises PT on Lowe’s
Jefferies has boosted its price target on Lowe’s (LOW ) to $74. The firm has also raised estimates on the retailer due to higher demand in the home improvement industry. LOW has a dividend yield of 1.24%.
Cablevision Downgraded to “Sell”
Cablevision (CVC) has been cut from “Hold” to “Sell” at Brean Capital as the company is facing increased competition. The firm has a $13 price target on CVC, suggesting a 30% decline from its current price. CVC has a dividend yield of 3.23%.
Jefferies Cuts Estimates on Chesapeake Energy
Jefferies has lowered its price target on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) to $16, suggesting an 11% decline from its current price. The firm has also cut estimates on CHK as capital spending remains high. CHK has a dividend yield of 1.95%.
Abercrombie & Fitch Downgraded at Morgan Stanley
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) has been cut to “Underweight” at Morgan Stanley as the company is facing increased competition and headwinds to international growth. The firm has an $18 price target on ANF, suggesting a 28% drop from its current price. ANF has a dividend yield of 3.22%.
BofA/Merrill Downgrades Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (PLL) has been downgraded to “Neutral” at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch on a valuation call. PLL has a dividend yield of 1.19%.