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 July 20.

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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S     SPRINT NEXTEL C      21.30    22       4.02      3.31     3.432
EXPE  EXPEDIA INC          17.47    16      54.88     46.72     3.630
ALXN  ALEXION PHARM        12.00    11     112.86    100.77     4.700
PCS   METROPCS COMMUN      11.95    17       8.38      7.49     3.313
AMGN  AMGEN INC            11.89    12      84.21     75.27     3.897
NRG   NRG ENERGY           10.36     9      22.90     20.75     4.231
WDC   WESTERN DIGITAL       9.27    17      45.52     41.66     4.000
PHM   PULTEGROUP INC        8.69    15      11.86     10.91     3.773
KMB   KIMBERLY-CLARK        8.27    10      87.25     80.58     3.471
CCI   CROWN CASTLE IN       5.87    17      66.05     62.39     4.167
MAS   MASCO CORP            5.71     6      14.80     14.00     2.889
MO    ALTRIA GROUP IN       5.64     8      35.73     33.82     3.889
CL    COLGATE-PALMOLI       5.13    12     106.93    101.71     3.462
WFM   WHOLE FOODS MKT       4.34    18     102.60     98.33     4.000
PPG   PPG INDS INC          4.21    10     123.83    118.83     4.235
VTR   VENTAS INC            3.91     6      63.13     60.75     3.400
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-       3.90    17      16.11     15.51     3.640
DPS   DR PEPPER SNAPP       3.79     7      46.56     44.86     3.750
NEE   NEXTERA ENERGY        3.78    14      70.27     67.71     4.154
RAI   REYNOLDS AMERIC       3.66     6      44.44     42.88     3.000
T     AT&T INC              3.65    24      35.74     34.48     3.571

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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DV    DEVRY INC           -32.15    10      25.27     37.25     3.500
LXK   LEXMARK INTL-A      -27.55     7      17.75     24.50     2.000
BTU   PEABODY ENERGY      -17.06    22      32.91     39.68     4.633
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL      -17.04    14      64.93     78.27     3.957
IGT   INTL GAME TECH      -16.18    15      17.04     20.33     3.870
NFLX  NETFLIX INC         -15.36    18      75.11     88.74     2.970
WLP   WELLPOINT INC       -13.79    12      70.14     81.36     4.095
BSX   BOSTON SCIENTIF     -11.60    15       6.05      6.85     3.276
OI    OWENS-ILLINOIS      -10.28     7      23.89     26.63     4.231
VAR   VARIAN MEDICAL       -9.51    11      66.64     73.64     4.067
LRCX  LAM RESEARCH         -9.05    11      43.08     47.36     4.167
COL   ROCKWELL COLLIN      -8.59     9      57.08     62.44     3.762
CHRW  CH ROBINSON          -8.22    16      64.59     70.38     3.258
SBUX  STARBUCKS CORP       -8.15    21      59.63     64.92     4.548
XRX   XEROX CORP           -7.93     7       8.29      9.00     3.364
GLW   CORNING INC          -7.78    17      14.58     15.81     3.885
DOW   DOW CHEMICAL CO      -7.21    10      34.33     37.00     3.227
ATI   ALLEGHENY TECH       -7.13     8      53.75     57.88     4.692
MJN   MEAD JOHNSON         -7.02    11      81.46     87.62     4.059
ROK   ROCKWELL AUTOMA      -6.40    12      79.92     85.39     4.176
TXN   TEXAS INSTRUMEN      -6.27    31      31.12     33.20     3.711

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