Analysts Offer Insights on Financial Companies: Welltower (NYSE: WELL), Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) and Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (NASDAQ: OCSL)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Welltower (WELLResearch Report), Equity Residential (EQRResearch Report) and Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSLResearch Report).

Welltower (WELL)

In a report released today, Vikram Malhorta from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Welltower, with a price target of $77. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $72.34, close to its 52-week high of $74.75.

According to TipRanks.com, Malhorta is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.4% and a 55.0% success rate. Malhorta covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Government Properties Income Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust, and New Senior Investment Group.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Welltower is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $71.09, which is a -1.7% downside from current levels. In a report issued on December 5, MUFG Securities Americas Inc also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $76 price target.

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Equity Residential (EQR)

Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Hill maintained a Hold rating on Equity Residential today and set a price target of $70. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $69.94, close to its 52-week high of $72.75.

According to TipRanks.com, Hill is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.1% and a 64.7% success rate. Hill covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Essex Property Trust, CBL and Associates, and Regency Centers.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Equity Residential is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $70.56.

Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL)

JMP Securities analyst Christopher York maintained a Buy rating on Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation today and set a price target of $5.80. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $4.30, close to its 52-week low of $4.17.

According to TipRanks.com, York is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.8% and a 60.7% success rate. York covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Apollo Investment Corp, TPG Specialty Lending, and Svb Financial Group.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation.

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