Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH), Union Pacific Corp (NYSE: UNP) and Air Transport Services (NASDAQ: ATSG)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH), Union Pacific Corp (NYSE: UNP) and Air Transport Services (NASDAQ: ATSG).

UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH)

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Thomas Carroll reiterated a Buy rating on UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) yesterday and set a price target of $185. The company’s shares opened today at $185.68, close to its 52-week high of $188.66.

According to TipRanks.com, Carroll is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 18.0% and a 85.0% success rate. Carroll covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Triple-S Management Corp, WellCare Health Plans, and Tivity Health Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on UnitedHealth is Strong Buy and the average price target is $191, representing a 2.9% upside.

In a report issued on June 21, Jefferies also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $192 price target.
Union Pacific Corp (NYSE: UNP)

Stifel Nicolaus analyst John Larkin reiterated a Hold rating on Union Pacific Corp (NYSE: UNP) yesterday and set a price target of $112. The company’s shares opened today at $108.28.

According to TipRanks.com, Larkin is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.4% and a 66.7% success rate. Larkin covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Covenant Transportation Group, Expeditors International, and Student Transportation.

Union Pacific Corp has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $119.80.

Air Transport Services (NASDAQ: ATSG)

Stifel Nicolaus analyst David Ross reiterated a Hold rating on Air Transport Services (NASDAQ: ATSG) on June 26 and set a price target of $20. The company’s shares opened today at $21.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Ross is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 9.9% and a 62.0% success rate. Ross covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Expeditors International, Old Dominion Freight, and ArcBest Corporation.

Air Transport Services has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $22.67.

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