Notable Upgrades: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Google (GOOG), Juniper (JNPR), Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) was reiterated a ‘Hold’ by Deutsche Bank (DB) analysts on Friday. The broker also raised its price target on the stock to $125 from $110, implying 14% expected upside.

On valuation measures, Apple Inc. stock it’s trading at a forward P/E multiple of 13.85x, and at a multiple of 17.58x this year’s estimated earnings. The t-12-month revenue at Apple Inc. is $199.80 billion. AAPL ‘s ROE for the same period is 35.15%.

Shares of the $756.27 billion market cap company are up 76.26% year-over-year and 17.94% year-to-date.

Apple Inc., currently with a median Wall Street price target of $145.00 and a high target of $185.00, rose $0.16 to $129.83 in recent trading.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the past 52-weeks.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) was reiterated as ‘Buy’ with a $57 from $48 price target on Friday by UBS.

Shares have traded today between $50.63 and $51.94 with the price of the stock fluctuating between $34.57 to $51.94 over the last 52 weeks.

Starbucks Corp. shares are currently changing hands at 31.43x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 29.91x earnings multiple. Ticker has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 4.36. EPS for the same period registers at $1.65.

Shares of SBUX have gained $2.39 to $51.82 in mid-day trading on Friday, giving it a market cap of roughly $78 billion. The stock traded as high as $51.94 in April 23, 2015.

Google Inc. (GOOG) rating of ‘Buy’ was reiterated today at Deutsche Bank (DB) with a price target increase of $670 from $625 (versus a $547.00 previous close).

Google Inc, currently valued at $385 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $630.00 with a high target of $715.00. Approximately 3.67 million shares have already changed hands, compared to the stock’s average daily volume of 1.86 million.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of the search giant have traded between a low of $487.56 and a high of $599.65 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $548.15 and $536.96 levels, respectively. Additionally, shares of Google have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) and MACD indicator of 64.73 and +12.22, respectively.

GOOG currently prints a one year return of about 4% and a year-to-date return of 3.91%.

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets are out with a report today upgrading shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) with an ‘Outperform‘ from ‘Sector Perform‘ rating. The firm raised its price target for the company to $29 from $22.

Juniper Networks Inc. shares have a forward P/E of 14.04 and a t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 2.11. EPS for the same period is ($0.73).

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Sunnyvale, California-based company have traded between a low of $18.41 and a high of $26.27 and are now at $26.00. Shares are down 2.20% year-over-year ; up 7.97% year-to-date.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded their rating on the shares of Mattel, Inc. (MAT). In a research note published on Friday, the firm lifted the name with a ‘Buy‘ from ‘Neutral‘ rating.

On valuation measures, Mattel Inc. shares are currently priced at 20.82x this year’s forecasted earnings compared to the industry’s 17.19x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 4.88 and 19.89, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 1.63 while EPS is $1.45. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate MAT a ‘Buy‘, 11 rate it a ‘Hold‘. 1 analyst rates it a ‘Sell‘. MAT has a median Wall Street price target of $25 with a high target of $30.

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