Prior to the opening bell today, a few big-name dividend stocks were subject to analyst moves. The most important shifts of the day are highlighted below.
1. Carter’s Removed from Conviction Buy List by Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs downgraded Carter’s (CRI ) from Conviction Buy to Buy with a price target of $127.00 from $115.00, suggesting upside of 19%. Shares of Carter’s closed at $106.30 yesterday. Carter’s pays an annual dividend of $0.88 (paid quarterly).
2. Autoliv, Inc. Downgraded by Exane BNP Paribas
Exane BNP downgraded Autoliv, Inc. (ALV ) from Neutral to Underperform with a price target of $119.00 from $131.00. Shares of Autoliv, Inc. closed at $116.75 yesterday. ALV pays an annual dividend of $2.24 (paid quarterly).
3. Stanley Black & Decker Upgraded by Longbow Research
Longbow Research upgraded Stanley Black & Decker (SWK ) from Neutral to Underperform with a price target of $119.00 from $131.00. Shares of Stanley Black & Decker closed at $105.24 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of $2.08 (paid quarterly).
4. Harsco Corporation Upgraded by Jefferies
Jefferies upgraded Harsco Corporation (HSC ) from Hold to Buy with a price target of $23.00 from $16.00. Shares of Harsco Corporation closed at $16.50 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of $0.82 (paid quarterly).
5. InterContinental Hotels Group Upgraded by MKM Partners
MKM Partners upgraded InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG ) from Neutral to Buy with a price target of $50.00. Shares of InterContinental Hotels Group closed at $40.46 yesterday. IHG has an annual payout of $0.51.
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