Analysts Are Bullish on These Financial Stocks: MAIN, WSR

By Ryan Adsit

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Financial sector as 2 analysts just weighed in on Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) and Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) with bullish sentiments.

Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN)

In a report released today, Jonathan Golub from RBC Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN), with a price target of $40. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $38.14.

According to TipRanks.com, Golub is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -2.7% and a 33.3% success rate. Golub covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Provident Financial Services, United Financial Bancorp, and Wintrust Financial Corp.

Main Street Capital has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $39.

Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR)

Maxim Group analyst Michael Diana reiterated a Buy rating on Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) today and set a price target of $20. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $11.16, close to its 52-week low of $10.80.

Diana commented:

“A report from a competitor raised many issues relating to WSR, including: (1) issuing stock below NAV; (2) making risky acquisitions; (3) engaging in weak corporate governance; (4) not covering the dividend; and (5) being overvalued.”

According to TipRanks.com, Diana is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 58.1% success rate. Diana covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Wheeler Real Estate ate Investment Trust Inc, First Savings Financial Group, and ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc.

Whitestone REIT has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $14.67.

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