Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) and Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH)

By Carrie Williams

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Papa John’s International (PZZAResearch Report) and Clean Harbors (CLHResearch Report).

Papa John’s International (PZZA)

Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner maintained a Hold rating on Papa John’s International today. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $76.90, close to its 52-week high of $78.06.

According to TipRanks.com, Bittner is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 8.3% and a 64.4% success rate. Bittner covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Restaurant Brands International, Cheesecake Factory, and Yum China Holdings.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Papa John’s International with a $72.50 average price target, implying a -1.8% downside from current levels. In a report issued on April 27, MKM Partners also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $70.00 price target.

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Clean Harbors (CLH)

Oppenheimer analyst Noah Kaye assigned a Buy rating to Clean Harbors today and set a price target of $75.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $49.83.

According to TipRanks.com, Kaye is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 3.6% and a 51.0% success rate. Kaye covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Rockwell Automation, Delphi Technologies, and Johnson Controls.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Clean Harbors is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $72.43, which is a 42.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 24, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $75.00 price target.

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