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Deep Dive: Analysts have raised, or lowered, their price targets the most on these U.S. stocks

Investors often track analysts’ price targets on stocks, as any changes can send a ripple through the equity markets.

Looking at the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.18% 19 stocks have had their consensus (mean) price targets increased by at least 15% over the past three months, according to FactSet:

Company Ticker Consensus price target – June 9 Consensus price target – Sept. 11 Increase in price target Stock price change – June 9 – Sept. 8 Closing price – Sept. 8 Implied 12-month upside potential
NRG Energy Inc. NRG, -0.74% $20.19 $29.09 44% 43% $23.92 22%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. VRTX, +0.15% $126.87 $179.38 41% 29% $158.83 13%
Boeing Co. BA, +1.54% $188.57 $256.86 36% 26% $238.78 8%
Align Technology Inc. ALGN, -0.19% $148.67 $192.25 29% 22% $181.44 6%
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