Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Moody’s Corp (NYSE: MCO), Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ: BLMN) and Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Moody’s Corp (MCOResearch Report), Bloomin’ Brands (BLMNResearch Report) and Molina Healthcare (MOHResearch Report).

Moody’s Corp (MCO)

In a report issued on July 31, Manav Patnaik from Barclays maintained a Buy rating on Moody’s Corp, with a price target of $230. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $214.30, close to its 52-week high of $220.68.

According to TipRanks.com, Patnaik is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.0% and a 69.0% success rate. Patnaik covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Emerald Expositions Events Inc, Nielsen Holdings, and ARAMARK Holdings.

Moody’s Corp has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $212.

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Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN)

Barclays analyst Jeff Bernstein maintained a Buy rating on Bloomin’ Brands on July 31 and set a price target of $24. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $17.22, close to its 52-week low of $16.95.

According to TipRanks.com, Bernstein is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.1% and a 72.4% success rate. Bernstein covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Restaurant Brands International, Dine Brands Global Inc, and Jack In The Box Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Bloomin’ Brands with a $21.83 average price target, implying a 26.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 22, Loop Capital Markets also initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock with a $22 price target.

Molina Healthcare (MOH)

Barclays analyst Steven Valiquette maintained a Hold rating on Molina Healthcare on August 1 and set a price target of $151. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $129.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Valiquette is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.5% and a 53.8% success rate. Valiquette covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Tenet Healthcare, and Universal Health.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Molina Healthcare is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $175.33.

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