Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Financial Stocks: Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF), Comerica Inc (NYSE: CMA) and Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ)

By Austin Angelo

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Capital One Financial (COFResearch Report), Comerica Inc (CMAResearch Report) and Lazard Ltd (LAZResearch Report).

Capital One Financial (COF)

Citigroup analyst Jill Shea maintained a Buy rating on Capital One Financial today and set a price target of $100.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $84.40.

According to TipRanks.com, Shea is ranked #867 out of 5540 analysts.

Capital One Financial has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $113.33.

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Comerica Inc (CMA)

Citigroup analyst Keith Horowitz maintained a Sell rating on Comerica Inc today and set a price target of $54.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $62.33, close to its 52-week low of $58.54.

According to TipRanks.com, Horowitz is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.7% and a 70.0% success rate. Horowitz covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Fifth Third Bancorp, and Citizens Financial.

Comerica Inc has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $73.00.

Lazard Ltd (LAZ)

In a report released today, James Mitchell from Buckingham maintained a Hold rating on Lazard Ltd, with a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $34.93.

According to TipRanks.com, Mitchell is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 29.3% and a 68.1% success rate. Mitchell covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Piper Jaffray Companies, Evercore Partners Inc, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Lazard Ltd with a $38.67 average price target, representing a 10.7% upside. In a report issued on October 4, Goldman Sachs also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $35.00 price target.

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