Analysts Offer Insights on Financial Companies: Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL), Lexington Realty (NYSE: LXP) and Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC)

By Carrie Williams

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL), Lexington Realty (NYSE: LXP) and Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC).

Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL)

In a report released today, Jason Kupferberg from Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating on Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL), with a price target of $52. The company’s shares opened today at $39.56.

Kupferberg wrote:

“PYPL is considering a more asset-light model for its consumer credit business, which while modestly EPS dilutive, would de-risk the business while still providing the same fly-wheel benefits, and we think would enhance PYPL’s multiple. We also believe PYPL’s focus on becoming the platform and partner of choice in online/mobile/social payments will ultimately drive long-term shareholder value.”

According to TipRanks.com, Kupferberg is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.2% and a 63.3% success rate. Kupferberg covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Automatic Data Processing, and Fidelity National Info.

Paypal Holdings has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $47.81.

Lexington Realty (NYSE: LXP)

In a report released yesterday, Ross L Smotrich from Barclays reiterated a Hold rating on Lexington Realty (NYSE: LXP), with a price target of $11. The company’s shares opened today at $10.30, close to its 52-week high of $11.02.

According to TipRanks.com, Smotrich is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 8.8% and a 65.7% success rate. Smotrich covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment, Newcastle Investment Corp., and General Growth Properties.

Lexington Realty has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $11.

Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC)

In a report released yesterday, James Fotheringham from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC). The company’s shares opened today at $5.30.

According to TipRanks.com, Fotheringham is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.3% and a 77.4% success rate. Fotheringham covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Discover Financial Services, Apollo Investment Corp., and Credit Acceptance Corp.

Fifth Street Finance has an analyst consensus of Hold.