Analysts Conflicted on These Services Names: Ulta Salon (NASDAQ: ULTA), Gartner (NYSE: IT) and Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ: LULU)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Ulta Salon (NASDAQ:ULTA), Gartner (NYSE:IT) and Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU).

Ulta Salon (ULTA)

In a report released today, Simeon Gutman from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Ulta Salon, with a price target of $280. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $260, close to its 52-week high of $268.88.

According to TipRanks.com, Gutman is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.8% and a 62.5% success rate. Gutman covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, At Home Group, and Wayfair Inc.

Ulta Salon has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $273.44, representing a 5.2% upside. In a report issued on August 20, Wells Fargo also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $278 price target.

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Gartner (IT)

BMO Capital analyst Jeffrey Silber maintained a Buy rating on Gartner today and set a price target of $161. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $149.76, close to its 52-week high of $149.97.

According to TipRanks.com, Silber is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 23.9% and a 79.9% success rate. Silber covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Adtalem Global Education Inc, AMN Healthcare Services Inc, and American Public Education.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Gartner is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $147.

Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU)

In a report released today, Kimberly Greenberger from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on Lululemon Athletica Inc, with a price target of $133. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $154.93, close to its 52-week high of $159.79.

According to TipRanks.com, Greenberger is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.8% and a 56.9% success rate. Greenberger covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Abercrombie Fitch, Burlington Stores, and Urban Outfitters.

Lululemon Athletica Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $160.63, which is a 3.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on August 21, Needham also maintained a Hold rating on the stock.

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