Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Services Stocks: GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC), United Parcel (NYSE: UPS) and Manpower (NYSE: MAN)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC), United Parcel (NYSE: UPS) and Manpower (NYSE: MAN).

GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC)

Barclays analyst Karen Short maintained a Sell rating on GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC) on July 27 and set a price target of $9. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $10.17.

According to TipRanks.com, Short is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.2% and a 58.5% success rate. Short covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Performance Food Group, The Chefs’ Warehouse, and United Natural Foods.

GNC Holdings Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $9.

United Parcel (NYSE: UPS)

In a report issued on July 27, Brandon Oglenski from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on United Parcel (NYSE: UPS), with a price target of $117. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $109.66.

According to TipRanks.com, Oglenski is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.9% and a 58.9% success rate. Oglenski covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Allegiant Travel Company, Diana Containerships Inc, and Expeditors International.

Currently, the analyst consensus on United Parcel is Hold and the average price target is $112.50, representing a 2.6% upside.

In a report issued on July 17, Cowen & Co. also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $115 price target.
Manpower (NYSE: MAN)

In a report issued on July 26, Manav Patnaik from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Manpower (NYSE: MAN), with a price target of $115. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $105.91.

According to TipRanks.com, Patnaik is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.7% and a 67.9% success rate. Patnaik covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Apollo Education Group Inc, Corporate Executive Board, and Kar Auction Services Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Manpower is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $115.75, representing a 9.3% upside.

In a report issued on July 13, RBC Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $111 price target.

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