Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: L Brands (NYSE: LB), Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) and Community Health (NYSE: CYH)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on L Brands (NYSE: LB), Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) and Community Health (NYSE: CYH).

L Brands (NYSE: LB)

RBC Capital analyst Richard Chamberlain reiterated a Hold rating on L Brands (NYSE: LB) today and set a price target of $55. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $51.56.

According to TipRanks.com, Chamberlain is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -3.1% and a 35.8% success rate. Chamberlain covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Lululemon Athletica Inc, Ascena Retail Group, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

L Brands has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $51.67.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT)

In a report released today, Scot Ciccarelli from RBC Capital reiterated a Sell rating on Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT), with a price target of $74. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $75.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Ciccarelli is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.6% and a 58.4% success rate. Ciccarelli covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Genuine Parts Company.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $82.92.

Community Health (NYSE: CYH)

In a report released today, Frank Morgan from RBC Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Community Health (NYSE: CYH), with a price target of $10. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $8.98.

According to TipRanks.com, Morgan is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 14.4% and a 69.5% success rate. Morgan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Fresenius Medical Care Corp, Quest Diagnostics Inc, and Team Health Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Community Health is Hold and the average price target is $10, representing an 11.4% upside.

In a report issued on June 6, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $9 price target.

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