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Analysts Conflicted on These Industrial Goods Names: Badger Meter (BMI) and Halliburton (HAL)

Companies in the Industrial Goods sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Badger Meter (BMIResearch Report) and Halliburton (HALResearch Report).

Badger Meter (BMI)

Robert W. Baird analyst Robert Mason CFA maintained a Hold rating on Badger Meter on April 19 and set a price target of $96.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $87.52, close to its 52-week low of $85.55.

According to TipRanks.com, CFA is ranked 0 out of 5 stars with an average return of -13.4% and a 2.5% success rate. CFA covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Keysight Technologies, National Instruments, and Roper Technologies.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Badger Meter with a $104.50 average price target, representing a 18.0% upside. In a report released yesterday, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $88.00 price target.

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Halliburton (HAL)

In a report released yesterday, James West from Evercore ISI maintained a Buy rating on Halliburton, with a price target of $52.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $39.60, close to its 52-week high of $42.60.

According to TipRanks.com, West has 0 stars on 0-5 stars ranking scale with an average return of -11.8% and a 41.6% success rate. West covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Nextier Oilfield Solutions, Liberty Oilfield Services, and SEACOR Marine Holdings.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Halliburton with a $43.33 average price target, a 5.7% upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Benchmark Co. also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $47.00 price target.

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