Before Friday’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.
Goldman Adds Honeywell to Conviction Buy List
Goldman Sachs has added Honeywell (HON ) to its Conviction Buy list as higher growth is expected to boost margins. The firm has a $120 price target on HON, suggesting a 16% upside from the stock’s current price. HON has a dividend yield of 2.01%.
Credit Suisse Raises Price Target on Nike
Credit Suisse has boosted its price target on Nike (NKE ) to $106, suggesting a 7% increase from the stock’s current price. The firm has also raised estimates on NKE, as demand trends are improving. NKE has a dividend yield of 1.14%.
TD Ameritrade Downgraded at Goldman Sachs
TD Ameritrade (AMTD ) has been cut to “Neutral” at Goldman Sachs on a valuation call. AMTD has a dividend yield of 1.64%.
Citi Cuts Price Target on McCormick & Company
Citigroup has lowered its price target on McCormick & Company (MKC ) to $69. This new price target suggests a 4% decline from the stock’s current price. The firm has also cut estimates on MKC as the company is losing market share and is being faced with currency issues. MKC has a dividend yield of 2.21%.
Owens Corning Upgraded to “Overweight”
Owens Corning (OC ) has been boosted to “Overweight” at Barclays. The firm has also raised estimates on OC, due to its improved outlook for the asphalt shingle market. OC has a dividend yield of 1.71%.
Pier 1 Imports Upgraded at Oppenheimer
Pier 1 Imports (PIR ) has been upgraded to “Outperform” at Oppenheimer. The firm has also raised estimates on PIR as the company can expand margins. PIR has a dividend yield of 1.79%.