Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Friday and at the weekend, as follows:
Alliant Energy Corp. (NYSE:LNT) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a 58 target price at Barclays.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)Barclays reiterated its Overweight rating and raised the target price to 131 from 125.
Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a 98 target price at Barclays.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS, with the firm noting that GSK has lagged major pharma stocks in Europe this year and showing indications that its business is turning the corner with better results in HIV, oncology and shingles vaccine.
Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Wedbush reiterated it as Outperform with a 135 target price, and Goldman Sachs reiterated its Buy rating and raised its target to 135 from 123. Robert W. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and raised its target to 145 from 135.
PayPal Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) Wedbush reiterated its Outperform rating and 140 target price. PayPal has a 52-wk range of 76.70 to 121.48 and a consensus target price of 126.00.
Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) Merrill Lynch reiterated its Buy rating and raised its price objective to 150 from 125. KeyBanc Capital Markets reiterated its Overweight rating and raised its target to 140 from 130, while Robert W. Baird reiterated its Outperform and raised its target to 140 from 115.
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) was reiterated as Outperform and its target price was raised to 125 from 100 at Wells Fargo after it was reported that the company is raising its buyout offer to 130/share from 120.
Have a terrific weekend.