Analysts Conflicted on These Financial Names: BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) and Torchmark (NYSE: TMK)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) and Torchmark (NYSE: TMK).

BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS)

Stephens analyst Matt Olney reiterated a Buy rating on BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) today. The company’s shares opened today at $29.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Olney is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 27.9% and a 75.0% success rate. Olney covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Texas Capital Bancshares, Independent Bank Group, and LegacyTexas Financial.

BancorpSouth has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $31.50.

Torchmark (NYSE: TMK)

Wells Fargo analyst Sean Dargan reiterated a Sell rating on Torchmark (NYSE: TMK) today. The company’s shares opened today at $74.76.

Dargan commented:

“We think shares will react favorably to the effective raise in the midpoint of EPS guidance for 2017.”

According to TipRanks.com, Dargan is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 11.5% and a 74.1% success rate. Dargan covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Fidelity & Guaranty Life, and Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

Torchmark has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $74.

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