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Analysts Conflicted on These Services Names: Factset Research (FDS), Darden (DRI) and Carnival Corp (CCL)


Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Factset Research (NYSE:FDS), Darden (NYSE:DRI) and Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL).

Factset Research (FDS)

Morgan Stanley analyst Toni Kaplan maintained a Hold rating on Factset Research today and set a price target of $210. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $232.62, close to its 52-week high of $235.04.

According to TipRanks.com, Kaplan is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 2.4% and a 55.9% success rate. Kaplan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Servicemaster Global Holdings, Thomson Reuters Corp, and Nielsen Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Factset Research is a Hold with an average price target of $193.80.

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Darden (DRI)

Morgan Stanley analyst John Glass maintained a Hold rating on Darden today and set a price target of $110. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $118.74, close to its 52-week high of $120.93.

According to TipRanks.com, Glass is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 10.8% and a 60.3% success rate. Glass covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Restaurant Brands International, Starbucks Corp, and Chipotle.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Darden with a $116.80 average price target, which is a -1.6% downside from current levels. In a report issued on September 10, Robert W. Baird also downgraded the stock to Hold.

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Carnival Corp (CCL)

Credit Suisse analyst Tim Ramskill maintained a Buy rating on Carnival Corp today and set a price target of $74.60. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $62.53.

Ramskill has an average return of 4.0% when recommending Carnival Corp.

According to TipRanks.com, Ramskill is ranked #2786 out of 4872 analysts.

Carnival Corp has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $73.56.

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