Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Services Companies: Bright Horizons (NYSE: BFAM), TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING)

By Carrie Williams

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Bright Horizons (NYSE:BFAM), TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) and Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING).

Bright Horizons (BFAM)

BMO Capital analyst Jeffrey Silber maintained a Hold rating on Bright Horizons today and set a price target of $118. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $110.33, close to its 52-week high of $112.68.

According to TipRanks.com, Silber is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 22.2% and a 77.2% success rate. Silber covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Adtalem Global Education Inc, AMN Healthcare Services Inc, and American Public Education.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Bright Horizons with a $116.50 average price target, representing a 5.6% upside. In a report issued on August 2, Robert W. Baird also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $115 price target.

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TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP)

In a report released today, Deepak Mathivanan from Barclays maintained a Buy rating on TripAdvisor Inc, with a price target of $68. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $53.27.

According to TipRanks.com, Mathivanan is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 19.0% and a 65.1% success rate. Mathivanan covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Mercadolibre, Webcom Group, and Wix.com Ltd.

Currently, the analyst consensus on TripAdvisor Inc is a Hold with an average price target of $48.93.

Wingstop (WING)

In a report released today, Jeff Bernstein from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Wingstop, with a price target of $52. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $59.22, close to its 52-week high of $62.19.

According to TipRanks.com, Bernstein is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.2% and a 66.7% success rate. Bernstein covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Brinker International, Jack In The Box Inc, and BJ’s Restaurants.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Wingstop is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $56.

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