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Analyst Moves: Walt Disney, Hewlett-Packard, Du Pont, More (DIS, HPQ, DD, More)

Shauna O'Brien Mar 16, 2015


Before Monday’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.


Walt Disney Cut to “Neutral”

Walt Disney (DIS ) has been downgraded from “Buy” to “Neutral” by BTIG on a valuation call, as the stock is already trading at 17x 2017 earnings estimates. DIS has a dividend yield of 1.08%.

Jefferies Lowers Price Target on Hewlett-Packard

Jefferies has cut its price target on Hewlett-Packard (HPQ ) to $37, suggesting a 15% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also lowered estimates on HPQ due to lower PC demand. HPQ has a dividend yield of 1.97%.

Du Pont Downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Du Pont (DD ) has been cut to “Neutral” at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch as the company is facing currency and agriculture demand headwinds. The firm has a $76 price target on AA, suggesting a 5% decline from its current price. AA has a dividend yield of 2.34%.

Credit Suisse Lowers Estimates on Nike

Credit Suisse has lowered its price target on Nike (NKE ) to $99, suggesting a 3% increase. The firm has also cut estimates on Nike due to currency headwinds. NKE has a dividend yield of 1.17%.

AmerisourceBergen Boosted to “Buy”

AmerisourceBergen (ABC ) has been upgraded to “Buy” at UBS as the company has the best leverage to the U.S. biosimilar market. The firm has a $118 price target on ABC, suggesting an 11% upside from the stock’s current price. ABC has a dividend yield of 1.09%.

Topeka Capital Raises Estimates on Skyworks Solutions

Topeka Capital has boosted its price target on Skyworks Solutions (SWKS ) to $105. This new price target suggests a 12% upside from the stock’s current price. The firm has also raised estimates on SWKS due to the latest smart phone trends. SWKS has a dividend yield of 0.56%.

Garmin Cut to “Perform”

Garmin (GRMN ) has been downgraded to “Perform” at Oppenheimer as the company is lacking near-term catalysts. GRMN has a dividend yield of 4.25%.

Seagate Technology Upgraded to “Strong Buy”

Seagate Technology (STX ) has been boosted from “Buy” to “Strong Buy” at Needham. STX has a dividend yield of 4.02%.

Wynn Resorts Downgraded at Morgan Stanley

Wynn Resorts (WYNN ) has been cut to “Equal-weight” at Morgan Stanley as its Macau resort market is expected to remain weak. WYNN has a dividend yield of 4.72%.

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