Analysts Offer Insights on Financial Companies: Moelis (NYSE: MC) and Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ: NWBI)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Moelis (NYSE:MC) and Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ:NWBI) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Moelis (MC)

KBW analyst Ann Dai reiterated a Hold rating on Moelis yesterday and set a price target of $60. The company’s shares opened today at $65.45, close to its 52-week high of $67.65.

According to TipRanks.com, Dai is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 17.4% and a 77.8% success rate. Dai covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Piper Jaffray Companies, Raymond James Financial, and Evercore Partners Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Moelis with a $64 average price target.

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Northwest Bancshares (NWBI)

In a report released today, Collyn Gilbert from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on Northwest Bancshares, with a price target of $18. The company’s shares opened today at $18.20, equals to its 52-week high of $18.20.

According to TipRanks.com, Gilbert is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.4% and a 78.8% success rate. Gilbert covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp, Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp, and The First Of Long Island Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Northwest Bancshares is a Moderate Sell with an average price target of $16.75, representing a -8.0% downside. In a report released yesterday, Boenning & Scattergood also assigned a Hold rating to the stock.

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