Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH), JB Hunt (NASDAQ: JBHT) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT)

By Austin Angelo

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH), JB Hunt (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT).

UnitedHealth (UNH)

Credit Suisse analyst A.J. Rice maintained a Buy rating on UnitedHealth today and set a price target of $304. The company’s shares opened today at $272.57, close to its 52-week high of $272.81.

According to TipRanks.com, Rice is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.1% and a 62.9% success rate. Rice covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as AMN Healthcare Services Inc, Quest Diagnostics Inc, and Genesis Healthcare.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for UnitedHealth with a $297.75 average price target, which is a 9.2% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Cantor Fitzgerald also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $310 price target.

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JB Hunt (JBHT)

In a report released today, Allison Landry from Credit Suisse maintained a Buy rating on JB Hunt, with a price target of $148. The company’s shares opened today at $113.89.

According to TipRanks.com, Landry is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.5% and a 63.8% success rate. Landry covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific Corp, and Canadian Railway.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for JB Hunt with a $133.33 average price target, which is a 17.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 10, Loop Capital Markets also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $143 price target.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

In a report released today, Seth Sigman from Credit Suisse maintained a Hold rating on Wal-Mart Stores Inc, with a price target of $103. The company’s shares opened today at $95.81.

According to TipRanks.com, Sigman is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -0.1% and a 49.7% success rate. Sigman covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Camping World Holdings, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Michaels Companies.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Wal-Mart Stores Inc is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $108, representing a 12.7% upside. In a report issued on October 4, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $98 price target.

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