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Analysts Conflicted on These Financial Names: Ameriprise Financial (AMP), Blackrock (BLK) and Moody’s (MCO)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Financial sector with new ratings on Ameriprise Financial (AMPResearch Report), Blackrock (BLKResearch Report) and Moody’s (MCOResearch Report).

Ameriprise Financial (AMP)

Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Dally maintained a Hold rating on Ameriprise Financial today and set a price target of $270.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $252.19.

According to TipRanks.com, Dally is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 14.1% and a 54.2% success rate. Dally covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Jackson Financial Incorporation, American Equity Investment Life, and Brighthouse Financial.

Ameriprise Financial has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $293.50.

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Blackrock (BLK)

In a report released today, Michael Cyprys from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Blackrock, with a price target of $773.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $633.23, close to its 52-week low of $575.60.

According to TipRanks.com, Cyprys is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.6% and a 53.4% success rate. Cyprys covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as BrightSphere Investment Group, Virtus Investment Partners, and Intercontinental Exchange.

Blackrock has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $704.20, implying an 12.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 13, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $725.00 price target.

Moody’s (MCO)

Morgan Stanley analyst Toni Kaplan maintained a Hold rating on Moody’s today and set a price target of $283.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $287.13.

According to TipRanks.com, Kaplan is a 2-star analyst with an average return of -0.4% and a 50.0% success rate. Kaplan covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Terminix Global Holdings, Advantage Solutions, and Waste Connections.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Moody’s is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $308.15, implying a 7.8% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $259.00 price target.

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