Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Financial Stocks: Gaming and Leisure (NASDAQ: GLPI) and First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC)

By Ryan Adsit

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Gaming and Leisure (NASDAQ: GLPI) and First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC).

Gaming and Leisure (NASDAQ: GLPI)

Barclays analyst Felicia Hendrix maintained a Buy rating on Gaming and Leisure (NASDAQ: GLPI) on December 20 and set a price target of $47. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $36.51.

According to TipRanks.com, Hendrix is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.9% and a 61.2% success rate. Hendrix covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Marriott International, Pinnacle Entertainment, and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Gaming and Leisure is Strong Buy and the average price target is $43.50, representing a 19.1% upside.

In a report issued on December 18, Deutsche Bank also assigned a Buy rating to the stock with a $41 price target.
First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC)

Barclays analyst Matthew Keating maintained a Hold rating on First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) on December 21 and set a price target of $98. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $87.20, close to its 52-week low of $86.53.

According to TipRanks.com, Keating is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.5% and a 62.7% success rate. Keating covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as First Interstate Bancsystem, Dime Community Bancshares, and People’s United Financial.

Currently, the analyst consensus on First Republic Bank is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $100.71, representing a 15.5% upside.

In a report issued on December 15, Jefferies also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $100 price target.

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