Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Consumer Goods Stocks: Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) and CPI Card Group Inc (NASDAQ: PMTS)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Consumer Goods sector with new ratings on Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) and CPI Card Group Inc (NASDAQ: PMTS).

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL)

Nomura Holdings analyst Dan Dolev reiterated a Sell rating on Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) today and set a price target of $98. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $112.87.

According to TipRanks.com, Dolev is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.9% and a 68.7% success rate. Dolev covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Servicemaster Global Holdings, ABM Industries Incorporated, and Global Payments Inc.

Ecolab Inc. has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $119.50.

Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF)

In a report released today, Amit Sharma from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF), with a price target of $20. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $18.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Sharma is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 51.0% success rate. Sharma covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Monster Beverage Corp, TreeHouse Foods, and WhiteWave Foods.

Dean Foods Co has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $20.33.

CPI Card Group Inc (NASDAQ: PMTS)

BMO Capital analyst James Fotheringham reiterated a Hold rating on CPI Card Group Inc (NASDAQ: PMTS) yesterday and set a price target of $6. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $4.70, close to its 52-week low of $3.38.

According to TipRanks.com, Fotheringham is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.4% and a 76.1% success rate. Fotheringham covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Discover Financial Services, Apollo Investment Corp., and Credit Acceptance Corp.

CPI Card Group Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $6.