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 21.

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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GNW   GENWORTH FINANC       7.23     7      10.86     10.13     4.000
DG    DOLLAR GENERAL        6.31    19      57.76     54.33     4.222
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC       4.27    19      21.09     20.23     3.467
BIIB  BIOGEN IDEC INC       4.24    19     185.46    177.91     4.129
TIF   TIFFANY & CO          4.13    17      71.78     68.94     3.640
AES   AES CORP              3.46     6      14.19     13.71     5.000
DRI   DARDEN RESTAURA       3.38    20      50.52     48.87     3.412
TRIP  TRIPADVISOR INC       2.53    16      47.65     46.47     3.480
VRSN  VERISIGN INC          2.36     6      43.93     42.92     3.375
ACN   ACCENTURE PLC-A       2.16    18      78.47     76.81     4.138
SYY   SYSCO CORP            2.11     7      30.25     29.63     2.400
DLPH  DELPHI AUTOMOTI       1.99    11      44.54     43.67     4.444
NFLX  NETFLIX INC           1.89    24     139.87    137.27     3.057
GWW   WW GRAINGER INC       1.86    12     239.69    235.31     3.857
CINF  CINCINNATI FIN        1.83     5      44.60     43.80     2.429
KRFT  KRAFT FOODS GRO       1.78    15      50.88     49.99     4.000
CPB   CAMPBELL SOUP C       1.74    10      40.54     39.85     2.727
MDLZ  MONDELEZ INTER-       1.68    16      30.29     29.79     4.200
SEE   SEALED AIR CORP       1.68     6      26.00     25.57     3.769
GILD  GILEAD SCIENCES       1.64    20      49.32     48.52     4.677
GIS   GENERAL MILLS I       1.64    15      49.44     48.65     4.304

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
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CLF   CLIFFS NATURAL      -10.04    13      31.38     34.88     3.000
RHT   RED HAT INC          -7.07    21      58.96     63.44     4.121
APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A       -4.71     9      20.25     21.25     3.400
PVH   PVH CORP             -2.54    12     128.00    131.33     4.647
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO       -2.41    17      16.20     16.60     2.455
RSG   REPUBLIC SVCS        -1.43     5      34.50     35.00     3.800
BTU   PEABODY ENERGY       -1.32    19      31.43     31.85     4.214
BF/B  BROWN-FORMAN -B      -1.27     8      69.11     70.00     3.154
STZ   CONSTELLATION-A      -1.16     8      49.22     49.80     3.769
CF    CF INDUSTRIES H      -1.00    14     226.38    228.67     3.409
TXT   TEXTRON INC          -0.97    10      32.90     33.22     4.500
MS    MORGAN STANLEY       -0.85    25      25.07     25.28     3.629
DNR   DENBURY RESOURC      -0.83    15      22.34     22.53     4.636
CHK   CHESAPEAKE ENER      -0.76    24      22.70     22.87     3.441
HRL   HORMEL FOODS CR      -0.75     7      36.09     36.36     3.364
PH    PARKER HANNIFIN      -0.72    12      98.62     99.33     3.737
BAC   BANK OF AMERICA      -0.72    28      12.67     12.76     3.488
DHI   DR HORTON INC        -0.70    12      24.58     24.75     3.864
WFM   WHOLE FOODS MKT      -0.69    17     100.16    100.86     3.969
IGT   INTL GAME TECH       -0.68    15      17.30     17.42     3.909
ARG   AIRGAS INC           -0.66     9     106.00    106.70     3.941

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