Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA), Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) and Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI)

By Jason Carr

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA), Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) and Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI).

HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA)

In a report released today, Omotayo Okusanya from Jefferies maintained a Buy rating on HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA), with a price target of $92. The company’s shares opened today at $71.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Okusanya is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.7% and a 63.7% success rate. Okusanya covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Government Properties Income Trust, National Storage Affiliates Trust, and Retail Properties of America Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on HCA Holdings is Strong Buy and the average price target is $93.09, representing a 30.2% upside.

In a report issued on September 28, Robert W. Baird also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $93 price target.
Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET)

Jefferies analyst David Windley maintained a Hold rating on Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) today and set a price target of $165. The company’s shares opened today at $151.31.

According to TipRanks.com, Windley is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 20.6% and a 79.0% success rate. Windley covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Quintiles Transnational, Quest Diagnostics Inc, and WellCare Health Plans.

Aetna Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $171.88.

Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI)

In a report released today, Raj Denhoy from Jefferies maintained a Buy rating on Cigna Corp (NYSE: CI), with a price target of $221. The company’s shares opened today at $184, close to its 52-week high of $193.

According to TipRanks.com, Denhoy is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.4% and a 63.4% success rate. Denhoy covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Boston Scientific Corp, Varian Medical Systems, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings.

Cigna Corp has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $194.

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