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Analysts’ Top Consumer Goods Picks: PVH (PVH), Palo Alto Networks (PANW)


There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the Consumer Goods sector as 3 analysts just weighed in on PVH (PVH), Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) with bullish sentiments.

PVH (PVH)

Cowen & Co. analyst John Kernan maintained a Buy rating on PVH on November 29 and set a price target of $142. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $110.51, close to its 52-week low of $106.63.

According to TipRanks.com, Kernan is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.6% and a 47.7% success rate. Kernan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Burlington Stores, Foot Locker Inc, and TJX Companies.

PVH has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $149.10, a 34.9% upside from current levels. In a report issued on November 19, Credit Suisse also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $150 price target.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW)

In a report released yesterday, Gregg Moskowitz from Cowen & Co. maintained a Buy rating on Palo Alto Networks, with a price target of $230. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $172.95.

According to TipRanks.com, Moskowitz is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 18.5% and a 66.0% success rate. Moskowitz covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Proofpoint Inc, Check Point, and FireEye Inc.

Palo Alto Networks has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $248.78, a 43.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on November 15, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $240 price target.

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Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI)

Cowen & Co. analyst Paul Silverstein maintained a Buy rating on Applied Optoelectronics yesterday and set a price target of $25. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $20.59, close to its 52-week low of $17.95.

According to TipRanks.com, Silverstein is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 26.1% and a 61.0% success rate. Silverstein covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Ribbon Communications Inc, Acacia Communications, and Motorola Solutions.

Applied Optoelectronics has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $24.80.

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