Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Services Companies: Jack In The Box Inc (NASDAQ: JACK), Strategic Education Inc (NASDAQ: STRA) and Social Realty Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Jack In The Box Inc (JACKResearch Report), Strategic Education Inc (STRAResearch Report) and Social Realty Inc (SRAXResearch Report).

Jack In The Box Inc (JACK)

Cowen & Co. analyst Andrew Charles maintained a Hold rating on Jack In The Box Inc yesterday and set a price target of $81. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $77.84.

According to TipRanks.com, Charles is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 15.8% and a 73.9% success rate. Charles covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Habit Restaurants, McDonald’s Corp, and Domino’s Pizza.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Jack In The Box Inc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $89.40, implying a 14.9% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Barclays also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $86 price target.

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Strategic Education Inc (STRA)

Barrington analyst Alexander Paris maintained a Buy rating on Strategic Education Inc today and set a price target of $185. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $172.65, close to its 52-week high of $174.43.

Paris observed:

“We recently held a series of investor meetings in McDonnell (CEO) and Dan Jackson (CFO) of Strategic Education, visiting with both existing shareholders and new institutional investors. Our key takeaways are below.”

According to TipRanks.com, Paris is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.9% and a 48.5% success rate. Paris covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Adtalem Global Education Inc, American Public Education, and Grand Canyon Education.

Strategic Education Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $182.50.

Social Realty Inc (SRAX)

In a report released today, James McIlree from Chardan Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Social Realty Inc, with a price target of $10. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $5.05.

McIlree observed:

“We have assumed a significant growth in revenue as the year progresses and the sales force matures. The company reiterated its revenue guidance for this year of $20 to $25 million and gross margin of 45% to 55%. At the midpoint that is $22.5 million in revenue and $11.2 million of gross profit. Cash opex is about $4.1 million per quarter or $12.3 million for the remaining part of the year. With a recent capital raise, proceeds from a warrant exercise, selling of A/ R and the $1 million Invesment to build BIG Token Asia, pro forma cash is $8.7 million, enough to fund the cash needs for the next 12 months. Please refer to important disclosure information and Regulation Analyst Certification found on pages 5 – 7 of this report.Valuation: Our $10 price target is based on a sum of the parts analysis valuing the company’s five verticals and BIGToken and its 31% ownership of SRAXmd.”

According to TipRanks.com, McIlree is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -3.2% and a 42.2% success rate. McIlree covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd, Vuzix Corporation, and KEYW Holding.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Social Realty Inc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $10.

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