Analysts Offer Insights on Consumer Goods Companies: RPM International (NYSE: RPM) and Sensata (NYSE: ST)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Consumer Goods sector with new ratings on RPM International (RPMResearch Report) and Sensata (STResearch Report).

RPM International (RPM)

In a report released yesterday, Arun Viswanathan from RBC Capital reiterated a Hold rating on RPM International, with a price target of $59. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $52.26.

According to TipRanks.com, Viswanathan is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.7% and a 47.7% success rate. Viswanathan covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Sherwin-Williams Company, Axalta Coating Systems, and Westlake Chemical Corp.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for RPM International with a $64.80 average price target, representing a 24.0% upside. In a report issued on January 4, Robert W. Baird also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $60 price target.

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Sensata (ST)

In a report issued on January 4, Amit Daryanani from RBC Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Sensata, with a price target of $58. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $44.35.

According to TipRanks.com, Daryanani is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 14.6% and a 59.8% success rate. Daryanani covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Ichor Holdings Ltd, Texas Instruments, and Xperi Corporation.

Sensata has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $54.88, which is a 23.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 4, Barclays also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $51 price target.

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