Analysts Conflictied on These Financial Names: Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK) and VEREIT Inc (NASDAQ: VER)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK) and VEREIT Inc (NASDAQ: VER).

Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK)

In a report released yesterday, Chris Kotowski from Oppenheimer assigned a Buy rating to Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK), with a price target of $24. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $18.32.

According to TipRanks.com, Kotowski is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 2.2% and a 57.9% success rate. Kotowski covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Fidus Investment Corporation, Discover Financial Services, and American Capital Senior.

Leucadia National Corp. has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $24.

VEREIT Inc (NASDAQ: VER)

In a report released yesterday, Steve Manaker from Oppenheimer assigned a Hold rating to VEREIT Inc (NASDAQ: VER). The company’s shares closed yesterday at $8.85.

According to TipRanks.com, Manaker is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 13.1% and a 71.8% success rate. Manaker covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Preferred Apartment Communities, Bluerock Residential Growth, and National Retail Properties.

VEREIT Inc has an analyst consensus of Hold.