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Analysts Conflicted on These Materials Names: Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Avantor (AVTR) and United States Steel (X)

Companies in the Materials sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Martin Marietta Materials (MLMResearch Report), Avantor (AVTRResearch Report) and United States Steel (XResearch Report).

Martin Marietta Materials (MLM)

Morgan Stanley analyst Courtney Yakavonis maintained a Buy rating on Martin Marietta Materials today and set a price target of $420.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $352.77.

According to TipRanks.com, Yakavonis is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 3.0% and a 39.7% success rate. Yakavonis covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies, Timken Company, and Caterpillar.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Martin Marietta Materials with a $412.50 average price target, a 17.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 20, J.P. Morgan also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $370.00 price target.

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Avantor (AVTR)

Morgan Stanley analyst Tejas Savant maintained a Buy rating on Avantor today and set a price target of $37.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $29.50, close to its 52-week low of $27.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Savant is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -4.8% and a 43.2% success rate. Savant covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Maravai Lifesciences Holdings, Adaptive Biotechnologies, and Pacific Biosciences.

Avantor has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $35.57, a 23.6% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 29, Jefferies also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $40.00 price target.

United States Steel (X)

In a report released today, Carlos De Alba from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on United States Steel, with a price target of $21.50. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $23.66.

According to TipRanks.com, Alba is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 32.9% and a 64.7% success rate. Alba covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA, Nexa Resources SA, and Cleveland-Cliffs.

Currently, the analyst consensus on United States Steel is a Hold with an average price target of $27.10, representing a 15.7% upside. In a report issued on July 29, BMO Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $20.00 price target.

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