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Analysts Conflicted on These Utilities Names: American Water (AWK), Entergy (ETR) and EOG Resources (EOG)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Utilities sector with new ratings on American Water (AWKResearch Report), Entergy (ETRResearch Report) and EOG Resources (EOGResearch Report).

American Water (AWK)

J.P. Morgan analyst Richard Sunderland maintained a Sell rating on American Water yesterday and set a price target of $144.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $148.02.

According to TipRanks.com, Sunderland is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 1.0% and a 54.5% success rate. Sunderland covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as New Jersey Resources, Southwest Gas, and Atmos Energy.

Currently, the analyst consensus on American Water is a Hold with an average price target of $165.00.

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Entergy (ETR)

In a report released yesterday, Jeremy Tonet from J.P. Morgan maintained a Buy rating on Entergy, with a price target of $133.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $109.52.

According to TipRanks.com, Tonet is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 54.8% success rate. Tonet covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Enterprise Products Partners, Cheniere Energy Partners, and Magellan Midstream.

Entergy has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $123.85, implying a 12.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on June 29, Mizuho Securities also assigned a Buy rating to the stock with a $123.00 price target.

EOG Resources (EOG)

In a report issued on July 12, Arun Jayaram from J.P. Morgan maintained a Hold rating on EOG Resources, with a price target of $152.00. The company’s shares closed last Wednesday at $98.64.

According to TipRanks.com, Jayaram is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.2% and a 45.0% success rate. Jayaram covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Continental Resources, Southwestern Energy, and Antero Resources.

Currently, the analyst consensus on EOG Resources is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $157.06, representing a 61.2% upside. In a report issued on July 6, RBC Capital also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $150.00 price target.

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