Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Financial Companies: Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT), Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: ACBI)

By George MacDonald

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT), Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: ACBI).

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT)

Deutsche Bank analyst Stephen Laws reiterated a Buy rating on Blackstone Mortgage (NYSE: BXMT) on July 28 and set a price target of $33. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $29.01, close to its 52-week high of $29.15.

According to TipRanks.com, Laws is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.2% and a 57.3% success rate. Laws covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as NorthStar Asset Management, American Capital Mortgage, and Chimera Investment Corp.

Blackstone Mortgage has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $31

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Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ)

Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Bedell reiterated a Buy rating on Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) on July 28 and set a price target of $75. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $70.76, close to its 52-week high of $71.47.

According to TipRanks.com, Bedell is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 0.4% and a 53.3% success rate. Bedell covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Intercontinental Exchange, Oaktree Capital Group Llc, and Affiliated Managers.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Nasdaq OMX is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $73.33, representing a 3.6% upside.

In a report issued on July 27, UBS also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $78 price target.
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ: ACBI)

Sandler O’Neill analyst Stephen Scouten downgraded Atlantic Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ: ACBI) to Hold on July 29. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $14.83.

According to TipRanks.com, Scouten is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 6.5% and a 66.7% success rate. Scouten covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Community Trust Bancorp, Farmers Capital Bank, and State Bank Finl Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Atlantic Capital Bancshares is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $16, representing a 7.9% upside.

In a report issued on July 28, FBR Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $16 price target.