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ETF Channel is an exchange traded fund (ETF) research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in ETFs. The site includes a number of ground-breaking features that allow investors to dig deeper into ETFs than ever before, and is a one-stop source for aggregated data on more than 800 ETFs.

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Andeavor Takes Over #85 Spot From Tyson Foods

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, Andeavor has taken over the #85 spot from Tyson Foods Inc , according to ETF Channel. Below is a chart of Andeavor versus Tyson Foods Inc plotting their respective rank within the S&P 500 over time (ANDV plotted in blue; TSN plotted in green): In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the underlying components were ranked according to those averages.

Broker Darlings of the Dow: Pfizer Ranks As a Top 15 Analyst Pick

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Pfizer Inc is the #11 broker pick, on average, out of the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to ETF Channel. Pfizer Inc also comes in above the median of analyst picks among the broader S&P 500 index components, claiming the #186 spot out of 500.

SPIB: Large Outflows Detected at ETF

Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the SPDR Portfolio Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF where we have detected an approximate $188.2 million dollar outflow -- that's a 5.4% decrease week over week (from 103,700,072 to 98,100,072). START SLIDESHOW:Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs experienced notable outflows » The chart below shows the one year price performance of SPIB, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, SPIB's low point in its 52 week range is $33.53 per share, with $34.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $33.58.

How The Pieces Add Up: RYJ Targets $54

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. For the Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF , we found that the implied analyst target price for the ETF based upon its underlying holdings is $53.94 per unit.

Peek Under The Hood: FPX Has 11% Upside

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. For the First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF , we found that the implied analyst target price for the ETF based upon its underlying holdings is $79.10 per unit.