S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

The following tables show the biggest increases and decreases in analysts’ target price, according to Bloomberg data, for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) from March 23.

The average target price reflects forecasts for the next 12 months, a period that varies among brokerage firms. The ratings are averaged from the analysts’ recommendations made during the past 12 months with 5 being the highest recommendation.

Target Price Increases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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RHT   RED HAT INC          14.65    16      60.77     53.00     4.261
LEN   LENNAR CORP-A         7.61    16      27.57     25.62     3.560
AGN   ALLERGAN INC          6.39    15     100.47     94.44     4.222
TYC   TYCO INTL LTD         6.20    11      60.15     56.64     4.368
FDO   FAMILY DOLLAR S       5.46    19      61.40     58.22     3.407
SUN   SUNOCO INC            5.17     5      41.85     39.80     3.167
WPX   WPX ENERGY            4.27     6      23.20     22.25     3.500
STZ   CONSTELLATION-A       4.07     7      25.13     24.14     3.769
MKC   MCCORMICK-N/V         3.47    12      56.91     55.00     4.125
PAYX  PAYCHEX INC           3.25    13      32.27     31.25     3.154
GPS   GAP INC/THE           3.00    22      25.64     24.89     3.091
TSO   TESORO CORP           2.84     7      33.25     32.33     3.375
KMX   CARMAX INC            2.78     8      36.14     35.17     4.125
RF    REGIONS FINANCI       2.35    20       6.62      6.47     3.370
BEAM  BEAM INC              2.31     9      56.13     54.86     3.385
DRI   DARDEN RESTAURA       2.26    24      56.46     55.21     4.258
WMB   WILLIAMS COS IN       2.19    10      33.91     33.18     4.563
EP    EL PASO CORP          2.16     7      28.22     27.63     3.615
LO    LORILLARD INC         2.12     6     135.38    132.57     3.615
NVDA  NVIDIA CORP           2.09    21      16.62     16.28     3.735
AIG   AMERICAN INTERN       2.04    10      31.82     31.18     3.353

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A       -9.65    12      49.00     54.23     4.053
ANR   ALPHA NATURAL R      -3.78    22      25.43     26.43     4.107
BHI   BAKER HUGHES IN      -3.49    22      59.79     61.96     4.250
LXK   LEXMARK INTL-A       -3.39     7      32.57     33.71     2.231
CTAS  CINTAS CORP          -3.03     8      42.67     44.00     3.533
BTU   PEABODY ENERGY       -2.79    23      47.50     48.86     4.333
CNX   CONSOL ENERGY        -2.38    25      47.96     49.13     4.645
MOS   MOSAIC CO/THE        -1.97    16      66.06     67.39     4.227
SWY   SAFEWAY INC          -1.85    15      21.27     21.67     2.957
EXC   EXELON CORP          -1.78    11      43.08     43.86     3.571
PLD   PROLOGIS INC         -1.69     8      35.50     36.11     3.588
JOY   JOY GLOBAL INC       -1.68    12     102.17    103.91     4.211
CSC   COMPUTER SCIENC      -1.46     8      27.71     28.13     2.714
MSFT  MICROSOFT CORP       -1.37    24      33.17     33.64     4.263
SAI   SAIC INC             -1.19     7      13.83     14.00     3.313
COG   CABOT OIL & GAS      -1.15    19      42.82     43.32     3.792
HAL   HALLIBURTON CO       -1.12    25      49.65     50.21     4.667
HES   HESS CORP            -1.02    11      80.58     81.42     4.286
CERN  CERNER CORP          -0.91    11      75.92     76.62     4.095
PCS   METROPCS COMMUN      -0.89    18      12.31     12.42     3.710
NEM   NEWMONT MINING       -0.85    13      75.07     75.72     3.700

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