Will This Price Target Increase Help Kraft Foods (KRFT) Stock On Friday?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Kraft Foods Group Inc.'s (KRFT) price target was raised to $65 from $61 by analysts at Credit Suisse (CS) today.

The firm said it upped its numbers on the food and beverage company based on its rising valuation and the company's opportunity to boost shareholder value by selling its meat and coffee businesses.

Credit Suisse kept its "outperform" rating on the stock.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC (KRFT) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet."

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