Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Services Stocks: Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM), Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding (NASDAQ: OLLI) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM), Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding (NASDAQ: OLLI) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA).

Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM)

In a report issued on August 29, Brent Thill from Jefferies reiterated a Hold rating on Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM), with a price target of $42. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $41.99, close to its 52-week high of $43.84.

According to TipRanks.com, Thill is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 16.0% and a 73.7% success rate. Thill covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Endurance International, Nuance Communications, and Cornerstone Ondemand.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Whole Foods is Hold and the average price target is $42, representing a 0.0% upside.

In a report issued on August 23, Barclays also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $42 price target.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding (NASDAQ: OLLI)

In a report issued on August 29, Daniel Binder from Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating on Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding (NASDAQ: OLLI), with a price target of $50. The company’s shares opened today at $42.75, close to its 52-week high of $46.08.

According to TipRanks.com, Binder is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.0% and a 68.6% success rate. Binder covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Kar Auction Services Inc, Lululemon Athletica Inc, and Container Store Group.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding is Strong Buy and the average price target is $47, representing a 9.9% upside.

In a report issued on August 15, KeyBanc also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $47 price target.
Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA)

Jefferies analyst Andy Barish reiterated a Hold rating on Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) on August 29 and set a price target of $83. The company’s shares opened today at $75.09.

According to TipRanks.com, Barish is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.8% and a 52.1% success rate. Barish covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding, Dave & Busters Entertainment, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Papa John’s International has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $92.67.

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