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S&P 500 Stocks Biggest Weekly Changes in Target Price

March 1 (Bloomberg) -- 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 from Feb. 22.

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
=====================================================================
COG   CABOT OIL & GAS       9.06    19      61.33     56.24     3.679
PCLN  PRICELINE.COM         8.83    22     819.70    753.20     4.448
DLTR  DOLLAR TREE INC       7.77    19      49.84     46.25     4.040
BBY   BEST BUY CO INC       7.76    15      16.35     15.18     3.071
CRM   SALESFORCE.COM        6.74    30     200.18    187.54     4.429
IP    INTL PAPER CO         5.49    12      50.54     47.91     4.625
HRB   H&R BLOCK INC         5.20     6      24.57     23.36     3.909
SWY   SAFEWAY INC           5.14    15      21.65     20.59     3.043
ADSK  AUTODESK INC          4.88    12      42.15     40.19     3.800
MYL   MYLAN INC             4.76    13      32.57     31.09     4.381
HD    HOME DEPOT INC        4.24    22      71.18     68.29     3.774
IPG   INTERPUBLIC GRP       4.11    14      14.38     13.81     4.565
LOW   LOWE’S COS INC        3.98    20      39.83     38.30     3.786
KR    KROGER CO             3.93    10      29.40     28.29     4.000
HPQ   HEWLETT-PACKARD       3.75    16      16.73     16.12     2.722
VRSN  VERISIGN INC          3.69     6      42.92     41.39     3.375
PNR   PENTAIR LTD-REG       3.07    10      57.17     55.46     3.941
AIG   AMERICAN INTERN       3.06    15      42.09     40.84     4.182
TGT   TARGET CORP           2.76    17      70.90     68.99     4.393
IRM   IRON MOUNTAIN         2.76     5      40.43     39.34     3.909
CNP   CENTERPOINT ENE       2.68     8      22.33     21.75     3.875

Target Price Decreases
                           Target  # of   Current   Last Wk   Current
Tkr   Company Name          %Chg  Analyst  Target    Target    Rating
=====================================================================
FSLR  FIRST SOLAR INC     -10.79    17      25.43     28.50     2.467
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-      -6.45    12      15.94     17.04     3.348
EXPD  EXPEDITORS INTL      -5.28    14      44.87     47.36     3.773
NEM   NEWMONT MINING       -4.71    17      54.08     56.76     3.800
DRI   DARDEN RESTAURA      -4.15    22      49.00     51.12     3.485
FTR   FRONTIER COMMUN      -3.26     8       4.95      5.12     3.556
ANF   ABERCROMBIE & F      -2.66    23      53.54     55.00     3.970
JCP   J.C. PENNEY CO       -2.53    16      18.00     18.47     2.545
MNST  MONSTER BEVERAG      -2.25     6      59.00     60.36     3.833
FE    FIRSTENERGY COR      -2.14    11      42.46     43.39     3.300
VMC   VULCAN MATERIAL      -2.11     8      59.71     61.00     3.467
X     US STEEL CORP        -1.81    13      23.93     24.38     3.083
APOL  APOLLO GROUP-A       -1.73     9      21.25     21.63     3.300
LO    LORILLARD INC        -1.72     6      44.44     45.22     3.714
LTD   LIMITED BRANDS       -1.45    18      51.42     52.18     4.037
NFX   NEWFIELD EXPLOR      -1.29    18      36.37     36.84     3.963
CF    CF INDUSTRIES H      -1.28    14     227.75    230.71     3.409
WPX   WPX ENERGY           -1.23     9      18.63     18.86     3.417
OKE   ONEOK INC            -1.10     6      53.57     54.17     4.286
DD    DU PONT (EI)         -1.09    15      52.18     52.75     3.462
CHRW  CH ROBINSON          -1.00    15      69.21     69.91     3.375

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at csoong@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@bloomberg.net

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