Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) and 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA)

By Ryan Adsit

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) and 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL)

In a report issued on December 21, John Kernan from Cowen & Co. upgraded The Finish Line (NASDAQ: FINL) to Hold, with a price target of $12. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $13.54.

According to TipRanks.com, Kernan is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 4.3% and a 58.0% success rate. Kernan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Abercrombie Fitch, and Ralph Lauren Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on The Finish Line is Hold and the average price target is $12, representing a -11.4% downside.

In a report issued on December 14, Deutsche Bank also upgraded the stock to Hold with a $11 price target.
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA)

In a report released yesterday, Doug Creutz from Cowen & Co. reiterated a Hold rating on 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA), with a price target of $37. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $35.24, close to its 52-week high of $35.86.

According to TipRanks.com, Creutz is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 29.3% and a 73.6% success rate. Creutz covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Scripps Networks, Discovery Comms, and Time Warner Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on 21st Century Fox is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $37.50, representing a 6.4% upside.

In a report issued on December 18, BMO Capital also downgraded the stock to Hold.

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