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 Dec. 14.

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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NYX   NYSE EURONEXT         7.28    17      29.32     27.33     3.545
PPG   PPG INDS INC          5.65    12     140.44    132.93     4.250
THC   TENET HEALTHCAR       5.64    11      29.43     27.86     3.636
KMX   CARMAX INC            5.49    11      40.00     37.92     4.500
FLIR  FLIR SYSTEMS          5.49     7      22.86     21.67     3.500
PSX   PHILLIPS 66           4.71    12      61.50     58.73     4.286
LUV   SOUTHWEST AIR         3.93    12      12.19     11.73     3.750
NKE   NIKE INC -CL B        3.83    15     108.80    104.79     3.833
WDC   WESTERN DIGITAL       3.81    17      40.43     38.94     3.500
JCI   JOHNSON CONTROL       3.79    17      31.50     30.35     3.677
EMN   EASTMAN CHEMICA       3.78    12      71.93     69.31     4.294
BAC   BANK OF AMERICA       3.25    28      10.76     10.42     3.372
GIS   GENERAL MILLS I       2.96    12      43.67     42.41     4.304
AFL   AFLAC INC             2.59    13      58.00     56.53     3.952
ORCL  ORACLE CORP           2.52    32      36.88     35.97     4.326
AEE   AMEREN CORP           2.42     4      33.90     33.10     3.000
ADBE  ADOBE SYS INC         2.35    15      38.38     37.50     3.654
JDSU  JDS UNIPHASE          2.23     8      13.75     13.45     4.059
VLO   VALERO ENERGY         2.17    11      38.67     37.85     4.000
STX   SEAGATE TECHNOL       2.12    17      28.77     28.18     3.154
C     CITIGROUP INC         2.09    26      43.68     42.79     4.216

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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HPQ   HEWLETT-PACKARD      -8.65    18      12.87     14.09     2.556
BBBY  BED BATH &BEYON      -7.14    19      70.77     76.22     4.071
BHI   BAKER HUGHES IN      -6.04    22      48.52     51.64     3.706
CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL       -5.13    13      41.27     43.50     3.417
DELL  DELL INC             -2.80    22      11.67     12.01     3.737
HAR   HARMAN INTL          -2.60     6      53.57     55.00     3.667
JBL   JABIL CIRCUIT        -2.48     9      25.00     25.64     4.429
BLL   BALL CORP            -2.07     6      47.29     48.29     4.000
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO       -1.73    14      22.06     22.44     2.900
MET   METLIFE INC          -1.71    14      42.97     43.72     4.545
MRK   MERCK & CO           -1.51    12      48.81     49.56     4.370
MU    MICRON TECH          -1.49    22       9.00      9.14     4.345
AAPL  APPLE INC            -1.40    47     736.86    747.36     4.594
FOSL  FOSSIL INC           -1.35     9      99.46    100.82     3.800
AIZ   ASSURANT INC         -1.10     6      38.71     39.14     2.818
CMG   CHIPOTLE MEXICA      -1.09    16     311.63    315.06     3.207
ETR   ENTERGY CORP         -1.04     8      69.09     69.82     3.111
F     FORD MOTOR CO        -1.04    14      14.84     15.00     4.360
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-      -0.90    19      16.45     16.60     3.370
LIFE  LIFE TECHNOLOGI      -0.90    16      52.65     53.13     3.889
ED    CONS EDISON INC      -0.88     9      59.80     60.33     2.875

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