Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Services Stocks: Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), AutoNation (NYSE: AN) and DaVita (NYSE: DVA)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Services sector with new ratings on Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX), AutoNation (NYSE: AN) and DaVita (NYSE: DVA).

Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX)

KeyBanc analyst Todd Fowler upgraded Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX) to Buy yesterday and set a price target of $45. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $38.04.

According to TipRanks.com, Fowler is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 18.0% and a 79.8% success rate. Fowler covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Schneider National Inc, Old Dominion Freight, and Quality Distribution.

Knight Transportation has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $43.14.

AutoNation (NYSE: AN)

In a report released yesterday, Brett Hoselton from KeyBanc reiterated a Hold rating on AutoNation (NYSE: AN). The company’s shares closed yesterday at $52.73.

According to TipRanks.com, Hoselton is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.3% and a 65.4% success rate. Hoselton covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Superior Industries International, Metaldyne Performance Group, and Cooper-Standard Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on AutoNation is Hold and the average price target is $49.67, representing a -5.8% downside.

In a report issued on November 2, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $44 price target.
DaVita (NYSE: DVA)

KeyBanc analyst Jason Gurda reiterated a Hold rating on DaVita (NYSE: DVA) yesterday. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $54.99, close to its 52-week low of $52.51.

According to TipRanks.com, Gurda is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -2.3% and a 46.0% success rate. Gurda covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Surgery Partners Inc, Envision Healthcare, and Acadia Healthcare.

Currently, the analyst consensus on DaVita is Hold and the average price target is $60.20, representing a 9.5% upside.

In a report issued on November 2, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $70 price target.

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