Analysts’ Top Services Picks: AZO, HUM

By Carrie Williams

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) and Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

AutoZone (NYSE: AZO)

Jefferies analyst Bret Jordan reiterated a Hold rating on AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) today and set a price target of $720. The company’s shares opened today at $705.63.

According to TipRanks.com, Jordan is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 11.4% and a 67.9% success rate. Jordan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack, Kar Auction Services Inc, and Genuine Parts Company.

Currently, the analyst consensus on AutoZone is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $686.67, representing a -2.7% downside.

In a report released today, Guggenheim also downgraded the stock to Hold.
Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM)

In a report released today, David Windley from Jefferies reiterated a Hold rating on Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM), with a price target of $261. The company’s shares opened today at $254.06, close to its 52-week high of $264.56.

According to TipRanks.com, Windley is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 20.2% and a 77.2% success rate. Windley covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as WellCare Health Plans, INC Research Holdings, and PRA Health Sciences.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Humana Inc is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $258.88, representing a 1.9% upside.

In a report released yesterday, Cantor Fitzgerald also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $230 price target.

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