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- Lehman Brothers raised its 12-month price target to $65 from $63 and raised its 2001 earnings per share view to 78 cents from 74 cents. Credit Suisse First Boston raised its price target to $87 from $85 and its 2001 earnings call to 78 cents a share from 74 cents. Merrill Lynch raised its price target to $85 and its 2001 earnings call to 79 cents a share from 75 cents a share.
- Extended Stay America ( ESA) NEW hold, price target $15. ESA ended the day down 13 cents, or 0.98%, to $12.63. Hilton Hotels ( HLT) NEW buy, price target $12. Hilton closed down 6 cents, or 0.7%, to $9.06. Marriott International ( MAR) NEW buy, price target $50. Marriott closed down 19 cents, or 0.5%, to $39.38. Starwood Hotels and Resorts ( HOT) NEW strong buy, price target $24. The stock closed up $1, or 3.3%, to $31.31.