S&P 500 Analyst Target Price Changes for March 27

The following table details daily changes in average analyst 12-month target price forecasts for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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Higher target price              66       77
Lower target price               36       30
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WPX Energy Inc               $23.20   $22.25     4.3%   $19.24    $3.96    20.6%
Lorillard Inc               $135.38  $132.57     2.1%  $131.35    $4.03     3.1%
MetroPCS Communications      $12.42   $12.21     1.7%    $9.78    $2.64    27.0%
Williams Cos Inc             $33.73   $33.18     1.7%   $30.61    $3.12    10.2%
Medco Health Solutions       $69.67   $68.57     1.6%   $69.50    $0.17     0.2%
McGraw-Hill Companies        $52.80   $52.00     1.5%   $47.31    $5.49    11.6%
Allergan Inc                 $96.29   $94.88     1.5%   $94.74    $1.55     1.6%
Big Lots Inc                 $50.25   $49.55     1.4%   $46.40    $3.85     8.3%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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DIRECTV                      $54.53   $53.78     1.4%   $48.64    $5.89    12.1%
JPMorgan Chase & Co          $49.63   $49.04     1.2%   $46.17    $3.46     7.5%
PerkinElmer                  $29.80   $29.45     1.2%   $27.84    $1.96     7.0%
Philip Morris Int.           $86.40   $85.43     1.1%   $88.15   -$1.75    -2.0%
Alcoa Inc                    $11.76   $11.63     1.1%   $10.22    $1.54    15.1%
Federated Investors Inc      $18.50   $18.30     1.1%   $23.45   -$4.95   -21.1%
Starbucks Corp               $57.88   $57.26     1.1%   $55.91    $1.97     3.5%
Family Dollar Stores         $58.41   $57.81     1.0%   $58.44   -$0.03    -0.1%
Borgwarner Inc               $90.64   $89.79     0.9%   $85.31    $5.33     6.2%
American Express Co          $58.35   $57.85     0.9%   $58.66   -$0.31    -0.5%
Ecolab Inc                   $70.17   $69.58     0.8%   $61.69    $8.48    13.7%
Bank Of America Corp          $9.54    $9.46     0.8%    $9.93   -$0.39    -3.9%
Centurylink Inc              $44.00   $43.64     0.8%   $39.16    $4.84    12.4%
Dell Inc                     $19.22   $19.09     0.7%   $16.70    $2.52    15.1%
St Jude Medical Inc          $47.06   $46.76     0.6%   $43.80    $3.26     7.4%
Goldman Sachs Group         $134.91  $134.05     0.6%  $128.07    $6.84     5.3%
Ross Stores Inc              $59.70   $59.32     0.6%   $58.76    $0.94     1.6%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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CME Group                   $304.31  $302.44     0.6%  $297.70    $6.61     2.2%
Biogen Idec Inc             $131.73  $130.93     0.6%  $125.80    $5.93     4.7%
Harley-Davidson Inc          $51.67   $51.36     0.6%   $50.48    $1.19     2.4%
Yum! Brands Inc              $72.43   $72.00     0.6%   $71.44    $0.99     1.4%
Citigroup Inc                $42.17   $41.92     0.6%   $37.43    $4.74    12.7%
Morgan Stanley               $22.27   $22.14     0.6%   $21.17    $1.10     5.2%
News Corp                    $22.49   $22.36     0.6%   $20.19    $2.30    11.4%
AON Corp                     $54.23   $53.92     0.6%   $49.00    $5.23    10.7%
American Intl Group          $31.82   $31.64     0.6%   $29.06    $2.76     9.5%
Target Corp                  $62.35   $62.00     0.6%   $58.86    $3.49     5.9%
CBS Corp.                    $34.73   $34.55     0.5%   $32.42    $2.31     7.1%
McKesson                     $95.73   $95.25     0.5%   $87.60    $8.13     9.3%
Scripps Networks             $49.29   $49.06     0.5%   $49.20    $0.09     0.2%
Monsanto Co                  $86.33   $85.93     0.5%   $80.05    $6.28     7.8%
Torchmark Corp               $51.00   $50.78     0.4%   $50.50    $0.50     1.0%
Patterson Cos Inc            $35.00   $34.85     0.4%   $32.54    $2.46     7.6%
Waters Corp                  $92.87   $92.50     0.4%   $94.03   -$1.16    -1.2%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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Suntrust Banks Inc           $25.55   $25.45     0.4%   $24.00    $1.55     6.5%
Valero Energy Corp           $30.90   $30.78     0.4%   $27.05    $3.85    14.2%
Microsoft Corp               $33.77   $33.64     0.4%   $32.59    $1.18     3.6%
Time Warner Cable            $88.70   $88.36     0.4%   $81.44    $7.26     8.9%
Medtronic Inc                $42.47   $42.31     0.4%   $40.00    $2.47     6.2%
ACE Ltd                      $80.28   $79.98     0.4%   $74.16    $6.12     8.3%
BB&T Corp                    $30.48   $30.37     0.4%   $31.42   -$0.94    -3.0%
Estee Lauder Companies       $63.82   $63.59     0.4%   $62.64    $1.18     1.9%
CVS Caremark                 $49.06   $48.89     0.3%   $45.65    $3.41     7.5%
Crown Castle Intl Corp       $57.94   $57.75     0.3%   $53.58    $4.36     8.1%
Darden Restaurants Inc       $56.46   $56.28     0.3%   $51.94    $4.52     8.7%
Wells Fargo & Co             $35.81   $35.70     0.3%   $34.39    $1.42     4.1%
Comcast Corp-Class A         $33.91   $33.81     0.3%   $30.35    $3.56    11.7%
Pfizer Inc                   $24.92   $24.85     0.3%   $22.16    $2.76    12.5%
Wisconsin Energy             $35.95   $35.85     0.3%   $35.06    $0.89     2.5%
TJX Companies                $39.61   $39.50     0.3%   $39.36    $0.25     0.6%
Mosaic Co                    $67.56   $67.39     0.3%   $58.64    $8.92    15.2%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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US Bancorp                   $32.75   $32.68     0.2%   $32.11    $0.64     2.0%
PNC Financial Services       $68.00   $67.86     0.2%   $63.99    $4.01     6.3%
Marsh & McLennan             $35.75   $35.69     0.2%   $33.04    $2.71     8.2%
Urban Outfitters             $30.61   $30.56     0.2%   $29.49    $1.12     3.8%
Agilent Technologies         $51.15   $51.07     0.2%   $45.05    $6.10    13.5%
Red Hat Inc                  $53.08   $53.00     0.2%   $53.13   -$0.05    -0.1%
Cardinal Health Inc          $50.22   $50.20     0.0%   $43.28    $6.94    16.0%
CF Industries               $214.51  $214.58     0.0%  $188.03   $26.48    14.1%
Cablevision Systems          $16.65   $16.66    -0.1%   $15.08    $1.57    10.4%
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc        $69.67   $69.73    -0.1%   $67.23    $2.44     3.6%
American Tower Corp          $71.17   $71.24    -0.1%   $62.27    $8.90    14.3%
Newmont Mining               $75.64   $75.72    -0.1%   $53.45   $22.19    41.5%
Time Warner Inc              $42.22   $42.27    -0.1%   $37.18    $5.04    13.6%
Consolidated Edison Inc      $58.25   $58.33    -0.1%   $57.58    $0.67     1.2%
Thermo Fisher Scientific     $63.07   $63.20    -0.2%   $58.15    $4.92     8.5%
Life Technologies Corp       $54.35   $54.47    -0.2%   $48.90    $5.45    11.1%
McDonald’s Corp.            $108.43  $108.73    -0.3%   $96.97   $11.46    11.8%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
                               2012     2012  Change    Price    Price  Percent
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Dollar Tree Inc              $94.94   $95.29    -0.4%   $95.82   -$0.88    -0.9%
AT&T Inc                     $31.61   $31.73    -0.4%   $31.79   -$0.18    -0.6%
SanDisk                      $60.26   $60.50    -0.4%   $50.52    $9.74    19.3%
Verizon Communications       $40.08   $40.25    -0.4%   $39.33    $0.75     1.9%
Express Scripts Inc          $60.80   $61.06    -0.4%   $53.52    $7.28    13.6%
Coach Inc                    $79.35   $79.73    -0.5%   $79.03    $0.32     0.4%
Helmerich & Payne            $68.80   $69.15    -0.5%   $55.00   $13.80    25.1%
Akamai Technologies          $36.67   $36.86    -0.5%   $37.77   -$1.10    -2.9%
Halliburton Co               $49.83   $50.09    -0.5%   $33.65   $16.18    48.1%
KeyCorp                       $8.76    $8.81    -0.6%    $8.46    $0.30     3.5%
Home Depot Inc               $51.18   $51.48    -0.6%   $50.13    $1.05     2.1%
Lowe’s Cos                   $30.81   $31.00    -0.6%   $31.18   -$0.37    -1.2%
Edwards Lifesciences         $86.07   $86.64    -0.7%   $75.51   $10.56    14.0%
Tiffany & Co                 $77.29   $77.81    -0.7%   $72.33    $4.96     6.9%
Ltd Brands Inc               $48.37   $48.72    -0.7%   $49.80   -$1.43    -2.9%
Marathon Petroleum Corp      $52.40   $52.78    -0.7%   $45.21    $7.19    15.9%
Baker Hughes Inc             $60.54   $61.00    -0.8%   $43.11   $17.43    40.4%
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                           March 27 March 26   Daily  Current    --Difference--
   

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