Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: United Continental (NYSE: UAL), Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and GameStop (NYSE: GME)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on United Continental (NYSE: UAL), Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and GameStop (NYSE: GME).

United Continental (NYSE: UAL)

In a report released yesterday, Andrew Didora from Merrill Lynch reiterated a Hold rating on United Continental (NYSE: UAL), with a price target of $67. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $66.06, close to its 52-week high of $67.70.

According to TipRanks.com, Didora is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.2% and a 57.1% success rate. Didora covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Holdings, and American Airlines.

Currently, the analyst consensus on United Continental is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $62, representing a -6.1% downside.

In a report issued on November 10, Standpoint Research also downgraded the stock to Hold.
Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS)

Credit Suisse analyst Seth Sigman reiterated a Hold rating on Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today and set a price target of $59. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $56.71.

According to TipRanks.com, Sigman is a 2-star analyst with an average return of -0.2% and a 43.8% success rate. Sigman covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Cinemark Holdings Inc, Container Store Group, and Big 5 Sporting Goods.

Dick’s Sporting Goods has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $67.30.

GameStop (NYSE: GME)

In a report released today, Curtis Nagle from Merrill Lynch reiterated a Buy rating on GameStop (NYSE: GME), with a price target of $25. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $22.65, close to its 52-week low of $20.10.

According to TipRanks.com, Nagle is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 1.9% and a 48.1% success rate. Nagle covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Vitamin Shoppe Inc, GNC Holdings Inc., and AutoZone.

Currently, the analyst consensus on GameStop is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $27.53, representing a 21.5% upside.

In a report issued on November 2, Wedbush also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $30 price target.