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Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Alibaba (BABA), Yum! Brands (YUM) and American Airlines (AAL)


There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Services sector as 3 analysts just weighed in on Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) and American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) with bullish sentiments.

Alibaba (BABA)

In a report released today, Hans Chung from KeyBanc maintained a Buy rating on Alibaba, with a price target of $215. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $146.94, close to its 52-week low of $146.47.

According to TipRanks.com, Chung is ranked #4788 out of 4909 analysts.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Alibaba with a $230.16 average price target, a 56.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on September 27, Merrill Lynch also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $221 price target.

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Yum! Brands (YUM)

BTIG analyst Peter Saleh maintained a Buy rating on Yum! Brands today and set a price target of $102. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $91.18, close to its 52-week high of $92.21.

According to TipRanks.com, Saleh is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 10.9% and a 67.2% success rate. Saleh covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Texas Roadhouse, Chipotle, and Wingstop.

Yum! Brands has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $92.14.

American Airlines (AAL)

Imperial Capital analyst Michael Derchin maintained a Buy rating on American Airlines today and set a price target of $50. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $33.55, close to its 52-week low of $33.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Derchin is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 12.4% and a 55.2% success rate. Derchin covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Allegiant Travel Company, Air Transport Services, and Southwest Airlines.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for American Airlines with a $50.43 average price target, a 50.3% upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 8, Macquarie also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $45 price target.

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