Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Casella Waste (NASDAQ: CWST), Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA)

By Austin Angelo

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Services sector as 3 analysts just weighed in on Casella Waste (CWSTResearch Report), Discovery (DISCAResearch Report) and Papa John’s International (PZZAResearch Report) with bullish sentiments.

Casella Waste (CWST)

Raymond James analyst Patrick Brown maintained a Buy rating on Casella Waste today and set a price target of $69.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $60.00, close to its 52-week high of $63.58.

According to TipRanks.com, Brown is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 19.4% and a 76.6% success rate. Brown covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Kansas City Southern, Old Dominion Freight, and GFL Environmental.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Casella Waste with a $68.33 average price target.

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Discovery (DISCA)

In a report issued on February 19, Kutgun Maral from RBC Capital maintained a Buy rating on Discovery, with a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $50.79, close to its 52-week high of $51.43.

According to TipRanks.com, Maral is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 49.4% and a 82.2% success rate. Maral covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Lions Gate Entertainment Class A, Lions Gate Entertainment Class B, and Sirius XM Holdings.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Discovery with a $36.07 average price target.

Papa John’s International (PZZA)

In a report released today, Eric Gonzalez from KeyBanc maintained a Buy rating on Papa John’s International, with a price target of $115.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $103.68, close to its 52-week high of $110.33.

According to TipRanks.com, Gonzalez is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 17.5% and a 68.7% success rate. Gonzalez covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Restaurant Brands International, Brinker International, and McDonald’s.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Papa John’s International is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $111.00, which is an 8.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on February 9, Wedbush also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $110.00 price target.

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