Analysts Conflicted on These Services Names: O’Reilly Auto (NASDAQ: ORLY), WW Grainger (NYSE: GWW) and Robert Half (NYSE: RHI)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on O’Reilly Auto (ORLYResearch Report), WW Grainger (GWWResearch Report) and Robert Half (RHIResearch Report).

O’Reilly Auto (ORLY)

Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman maintained a Hold rating on O’Reilly Auto today and set a price target of $430.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $432.59, close to its 52-week high of $442.15.

According to TipRanks.com, Gutman is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -0.5% and a 52.8% success rate. Gutman covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holding, Floor & Decor Holdings Inc, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

O’Reilly Auto has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $434.00, which is a 3.3% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Wedbush also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $425.00 price target.

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WW Grainger (GWW)

Morgan Stanley analyst Joshua Pokrzywinski maintained a Sell rating on WW Grainger today and set a price target of $281.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $310.82, close to its 52-week high of $321.07.

According to TipRanks.com, Pokrzywinski is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 4.5% and a 52.2% success rate. Pokrzywinski covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Gardner Denver Holdings Inc, Gates Industrial Corp Plc, and Emerson Electric Company.

WW Grainger has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $295.25, implying a -5.9% downside from current levels. In a report released today, RBC Capital also maintained a Sell rating on the stock with a $250.00 price target.

Robert Half (RHI)

In a report released today, Kevin Mcveigh from Credit Suisse maintained a Sell rating on Robert Half, with a price target of $53.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $58.33.

According to TipRanks.com, Mcveigh is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 63.3% success rate. Mcveigh covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Thomson Reuters Corp, ManpowerGroup Inc., and Factset Research.

Robert Half has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $56.00, which is a -2.2% downside from current levels. In a report issued on October 16, Barclays also maintained a Sell rating on the stock with a $55.00 price target.

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