Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Services Companies: Discovery Inc (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Discovery Inc (DISCAResearch Report) and Costco (COSTResearch Report).

Discovery Inc (DISCA)

Discovery Inc received a Hold rating and a $27 price target from Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser today. The company’s shares opened today at $27.61.

Wieser observed:

“We value Discovery using a DCF, with a near-term discount rate of 6.7%, a long-term discount rate of 13.5% and a 2.5% long-term growth rate.”

According to TipRanks.com, Wieser is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.8% and a 77.0% success rate. Wieser covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Interpublic Group of Companies, Nielsen Holdings, and 21st Century Fox.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Discovery Inc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $35.40, which is a 28.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 4, Barclays also maintained a Hold rating on the stock.

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Costco (COST)

Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh maintained a Buy rating on Costco today. The company’s shares opened today at $227.94.

According to TipRanks.com, Parikh is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 15.6% and a 61.3% success rate. Parikh covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Blue Apron Holdings Inc, United Natural Foods, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Costco has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $247.

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