Analysts Conflicted on These Materials Names: Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX), Newfield (NYSE: NFX) and C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE: CJ)

By Ryan Adsit

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX), Newfield (NYSE: NFX) and C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE: CJ).

Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX)

In a report released today, David Gagliano from BMO Capital maintained a Hold rating on Century Aluminum (NASDAQ: CENX), with a price target of $20. The company’s shares opened today at $21.98.

According to TipRanks.com, Gagliano is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.0% and a 49.2% success rate. Gagliano covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, and CNX Resources Corporation.

Century Aluminum has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $20.

Newfield (NYSE: NFX)

BMO Capital analyst Phillip Jungwirth maintained a Hold rating on Newfield (NYSE: NFX) today and set a price target of $29. The company’s shares opened today at $23.67, close to its 52-week low of $22.96.

According to TipRanks.com, Jungwirth is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.8% and a 49.4% success rate. Jungwirth covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Centennial Resource Development Inc, Sanchez Energy Corporation, and Rice Midstream Partners.

Newfield has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $39.17.

C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE: CJ)

In a report released today, Daniel Boyd from BMO Capital maintained a Buy rating on C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE: CJ), with a price target of $34. The company’s shares opened today at $24.29, close to its 52-week low of $22.99.

According to TipRanks.com, Boyd is ranked 0 out of 5 stars with an average return of -4.7% and a 41.7% success rate. Boyd covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Baker Hughes a GE company, Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Oil States International.

C&J Energy Services Inc has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $38.33.

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