Analysts Conflicted on These Services Names: Alaska Air (ALK) and Maximus (MMS)

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) and Maximus (NYSE:MMS).

Alaska Air (ALK)

In a report released today, Michael Linenberg from Deutsche Bank maintained a Buy rating on Alaska Air, with a price target of $72. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $62.61.

Linenberg has an average return of 1.4% when recommending Alaska Air.

According to, Linenberg is ranked #123 out of 4909 analysts.

Alaska Air has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $82.75, a 32.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on September 27, Imperial Capital also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $95 price target.


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Maximus (MMS)

In a report released today, Richard Close from Canaccord Genuity maintained a Hold rating on Maximus, with a price target of $67. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $62.70.

According to, Close is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 19.2% and a 64.0% success rate. Close covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Hms Holdings Corp, Evolent Health, and Premier Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Maximus with a $63.50 average price target.

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