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Analysts Conflicted on These Financial Names: American Financial Group (AFG) and Moody’s (MCO)

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on American Financial Group (AFGResearch Report) and Moody’s (MCOResearch Report).

American Financial Group (AFG)

In a report released yesterday, Michael Zaremski from BMO Capital maintained a Hold rating on American Financial Group, with a price target of $155.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $138.02.

According to TipRanks.com, Zaremski is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 12.6% and a 70.5% success rate. Zaremski covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as American International Group, Marsh & Mclennan Companies, and Selective Insurance Group.

American Financial Group has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $157.67.

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Moody’s (MCO)

In a report released yesterday, Jeffrey Silber from BMO Capital maintained a Buy rating on Moody’s, with a price target of $356.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $323.27.

According to TipRanks.com, Silber is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 15.5% and a 67.9% success rate. Silber covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Adtalem Global Education, AMN Healthcare Services, and Grand Canyon Education.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Moody’s with a $321.33 average price target, implying a 0.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 20, J.P. Morgan also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $335.00 price target.

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