Analysts’ Top Services Picks: RHI, EBAY

By Carrie Williams

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Robert Half (NYSE: RHI), Ebay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Robert Half (NYSE: RHI)

RBC Capital analyst Gary Bisbee reiterated a Hold rating on Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) on October 11 and set a price target of $47. The company’s shares opened today at $49.01, close to its 52-week high of $51.76.

According to TipRanks.com, Bisbee is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 10.3% and a 72.9% success rate. Bisbee covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding, Emerald Expositions Events Inc, and Servicemaster Global Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Robert Half is Hold and the average price target is $50, representing a 2.0% upside.

In a report issued on October 11, SunTrust Robinson also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $52 price target.
Ebay (NASDAQ: EBAY)

In a report issued on October 11, Mark Mahaney from RBC Capital reiterated a Hold rating on Ebay (NASDAQ: EBAY), with a price target of $36. The company’s shares opened today at $38.35, close to its 52-week high of $39.28.

According to TipRanks.com, Mahaney is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 25.9% and a 76.3% success rate. Mahaney covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Global Payments Inc, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Angie’s List Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Ebay is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $39.90, representing a 4.0% upside.

In a report issued on September 28, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $36 price target.
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI)

RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray reiterated a Hold rating on Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) on October 11 and set a price target of $45. The company’s shares opened today at $41.45.

According to TipRanks.com, Dray is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 7.2% and a 68.0% success rate. Dray covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Atkore International Group Inc, Lincoln Electric Holdings, and Emerson Electric Company.

Johnson Controls has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $48.50.

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