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Analyst Moves: Apple, QUALCOMM, General Motors, More (AAPL, QCOM, GM, More)

Shauna O'Brien Mar 10, 2015

Before Tuesday’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.

Two Firms Upgrade Apple

  • Citigroup has boosted its price target on Apple (AAPL ) to $145, suggesting a 14% upside. The upgrade was due to the Apple Watch price being higher than expected.
  • Nomura increased its price target on Apple to $129, suggesting a 1.5% upside.

AAPL has a dividend yield of 1.48%.

BMO Capital Raises Estimates on QUALCOMM

BMO Capital has boosted its price target on QUALCOMM (QCOM ) to $85, suggesting an 18% upside. The firm has also raised estimates on QCOM, as the company is buying back more shares. QCOM has a dividend yield of 2.31%.

Citi Boosts Price Target on General Motors

Citigroup has raised its price target on General Motors (GM ) to $50, suggesting a 32% upside. The firm noted that the upgrade is due to GM buying back more stock. GM has a dividend yield of 3.19%.

Alcoa Numbers Cut At BMO Capital

BMO Capital has lowered its estimates on Alcoa (AA ) through 2016 as the RTI acquisition may hurt earnings. The firm has a $17 price target on AA, suggesting a 24% upside. AA has a dividend yield of 0.88%.

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