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Analysts Conflicted on These Industrial Goods Names: Norfolk Southern (NSC) and Pool (POOL)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Industrial Goods sector with new ratings on Norfolk Southern (NSCResearch Report) and Pool (POOLResearch Report).

Norfolk Southern (NSC)

Stephens analyst Justin Long maintained a Hold rating on Norfolk Southern today and set a price target of $243.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $243.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Long is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 10.2% and a 59.5% success rate. Long covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Freightcar America, Trinity Industries, and Wabash National.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Norfolk Southern with a $265.33 average price target, which is a 9.9% upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, J.P. Morgan also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $260.00 price target.

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Pool (POOL)

In a report released today, Kenneth Zener from KeyBanc maintained a Buy rating on Pool, with a price target of $465.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $355.11, close to its 52-week low of $324.14.

Zener has an average return of 38.1% when recommending Pool.

According to TipRanks.com, Zener is ranked #1103 out of 7966 analysts.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Pool with a $416.86 average price target, implying a 19.8% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 22, Stifel Nicolaus also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $415.00 price target.

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