Analysts’ Top Services Picks: CMCSA, AMZN

By Jason Carr

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA)

In a report issued on September 13, Andy Hargreaves from KeyBanc reiterated a Hold rating on Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA). The company’s shares closed on Friday at $36.93.

According to TipRanks.com, Hargreaves is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 25.4% and a 70.5% success rate. Hargreaves covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Lions Gate Ent Corp Cl A, MSG Networks Inc, and Scripps Networks.

Comcast has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $45.50.

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)

KeyBanc analyst John Vinh reiterated a Hold rating on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) on September 13. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $986.79.

According to TipRanks.com, Vinh is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.5% and a 62.3% success rate. Vinh covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Integrated Device Tech, Silicon Laboratories, and Dolby Laboratories.

Amazon has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $1178.25.

Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC)

KeyBanc analyst Jason Gurda reiterated a Hold rating on Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) on September 13. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $16.73.

According to TipRanks.com, Gurda is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.7% and a 55.4% success rate. Gurda covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Surgery Partners Inc, Envision Healthcare, and Acadia Healthcare.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Tenet Healthcare is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $22, representing a 31.5% upside.

In a report issued on September 11, Piper Jaffray also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $15 price target.

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