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Stock News: Analyst Moves for September 23 - RTN, INTC, CCL & More

Before today’s opening bell, a number of big-name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the most important analyst commentary for investors.

1. Raytheon Upgraded by Bernstein

Bernstein upgraded Raytheon (RTN) from Market Perform to Outperform, with a price target of $132. Shares of Raytheon closed at $103.65 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of $2.68 (paid quarterly) and has a yield of 2.59%.

2. Intel Upgraded by Bernstein

Bernstein upgraded Intel (INTC ) from Underperform to Market Perform, with a price target of $29 (from $25). Shares of Intel closed at $28.67 yesterday. Intel pays an annual dividend of 96 cents (paid quarterly) and has a yield of 3.35%.

3. Carnival Corporation Upgraded by Nomura Securities

Nomura Securities upgraded Carnival Corporation (CCL) from Neutral to Buy, with a price target of $62 (from $53). Shares of Carnival Corporation closed at $49.79 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of $1.20 (paid quarterly) and has a yield of 2.41%.

4. Sherwin-Williams Downgraded by Longbow Research

Longbow Research downgraded Sherwin-Williams (SHW ) from Buy to Neutral and removed its price target (prior $330). Shares of Sherwin-Williams closed at $237.25 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of $2.68 (paid quarterly) and has a yield of 1.13%.

5. Cytec Industries Inc. Downgraded by Jefferies

Jefferies downgraded Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) from Buy to Hold, with a price target of $75 to reflect the Solvay bid. Shares of Cytec closed at $74.10 yesterday. The company pays an annual dividend of 50 cents (paid quarterly) and has a yield of 0.67%.