Stock Analysts Changed Price Targets on These Consumer Goods Companies

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about companies for which stock analysts reiterated ratings in the Consumer Goods sector for the week ending October 28th, 2011

  • V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $135 to $152. FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $124 to $145. About the company: VF Corporation is an international apparel company. The Company owns a broad portfolio of brands in the jeanswear, outerwear, packs, footwear, sportswear and occupational apparel categories. VF Corp’s products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants.
  • Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $75 to $77. About the company: Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a global health and hygiene company that manufactures and provides consumer products. The Company’s products include diapers, tissues, paper towels, incontinence care products, surgical gowns, and disposable face masks. Kimberly-Clark’s products are sold in countries around the world.
  • Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS): Stifel Nicolaus reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $46 to $51. About the company: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company. The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements. Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.
  • Under Armour (NYSE:UA): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Outperform for this company and changed its price target from $80 to $90. About the company: Under Armour, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes branded performance products for men, women, and youth. The Company designs and sells a broad offering of apparel and accessories made of synthetic microfibers.
  • Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM): FBR Capital reiterated its rating of Mkt Perform for this company and changed its price target from $56 to $58. About the company: Columbia Sportswear Company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes active outdoor apparel. The Company’s products include outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear, and related accessories. Columbia’s products are sold to specialty and department store retailers in the United States and other countries.
  • MeadWestvaco (NYSE:MWV): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $37 to $39. About the company: MeadWestvaco Corporation is a global packaging company that provides packaging solutions to the healthcare, personal and beauty care, food, beverage, tobacco, media and entertainment, and home and garden industries. The Company’s other operations serve the consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, forestry and real estate markets.
  • Buckeye Tech (NYSE:BKI): UBS reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $30 to $32. About the company: Buckeye Technologies Inc. manufactures and markets specialty cellulose and absorbent products. The Company offers cellulose-based specialty products made from both wood and cotton, and utilizes both wet-laid and air-laid technologies. Buckeye Technologies sells its products mainly to niche markets.
  • Silgan Holdings (NASDAQ:SLGN): Longbow reiterated its rating of Buy for this company and changed its price target from $54 to $45. About the company: Silgan Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture consumer goods packaging products. The Company currently produces steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food, custom designed plastic containers for various markets, plastic closures and caps, thermoformed plastic tubs, and specialty packaging items. Silgan markets its products in North America.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Briefing.com via the Wall St. Journal. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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