Analysts Offer Insights on Financial Companies: Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ: WETF) and Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS)

By Ryan Adsit

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ: WETF) and Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS).

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH)

In a report released today, Brady Gailey from KBW downgraded Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) to Hold, with a price target of $25. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $24.40, close to its 52-week high of $25.12.

According to TipRanks.com, Gailey is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.0% and a 75.7% success rate. Gailey covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Atlantic Capital Bancshares, First Financial Bankshares, and Allegiance Bancshares Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Hilltop Holdings Inc. is Hold and the average price target is $25, representing a 2.5% upside.

In a report issued on October 28, FBR Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $26 price target.
WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ: WETF)

In a report released today, William Katz from Citigroup maintained a Sell rating on WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ: WETF), with a price target of $6.50. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $9.04, close to its 52-week low of $8.70.

According to TipRanks.com, Katz is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.2% and a 57.0% success rate. Katz covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund, Raymond James Financial, and Affiliated Managers.

WisdomTree Investments has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $9.75.

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS)

Credit Suisse analyst Ari Ghosh upgraded Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) to Hold today and set a price target of $119. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $111.55.

According to TipRanks.com, Ghosh is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 17.7% and a 100.0% success rate. Ghosh covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Calamos Asset Management, Cohen & Steers Inc., and OM Asset Management.

Virtus Investment Partners has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $108.