Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) and Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE: VSI)

By Jason Carr

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on AutoZone (AZOResearch Report) and Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSIResearch Report).

AutoZone (AZO)

In a report released yesterday, Matthew McClintock from Barclays maintained a Buy rating on AutoZone, with a price target of $1050. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $935, close to its 52-week high of $964.39.

According to TipRanks.com, McClintock is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.3% and a 56.6% success rate. McClintock covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Advance Auto Parts, Foot Locker Inc, and O’Reilly Auto.

Currently, the analyst consensus on AutoZone is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $957.11, implying a 2.4% upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Wells Fargo also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $1050 price target.

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Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

Barclays analyst Karen Short maintained a Hold rating on Vitamin Shoppe Inc yesterday and set a price target of $7. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $6.96.

According to TipRanks.com, Short is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.1% and a 59.5% success rate. Short covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as The Chefs’ Warehouse, United Natural Foods, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Vitamin Shoppe Inc with a $6 average price target.

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