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Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Materials Stocks: Ball (BALL), Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW) and Avantor (AVTR)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Ball (BALLResearch Report), Sibanye Stillwater (SBSWResearch Report) and Avantor (AVTRResearch Report).

Ball (BALL)

Ball received a Hold rating and a $58.00 price target from J.P. Morgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas yesterday. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $60.25, close to its 52-week low of $54.77.

According to TipRanks.com, Zekauskas is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 7.4% and a 64.2% success rate. Zekauskas covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Compass Minerals International, Air Products and Chemicals, and Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Ball with a $65.57 average price target, which is a 10.3% upside from current levels. In a report issued on August 4, Truist Financial also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $61.00 price target.

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Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW)

In a report issued on August 12, Dominic OKane from J.P. Morgan maintained a Buy rating on Sibanye Stillwater, with a price target of $20.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $10.08, close to its 52-week low of $8.67.

According to TipRanks.com, OKane is ranked #1125 out of 8050 analysts.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Sibanye Stillwater with a $15.50 average price target, a 57.4% upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, BMO Capital also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $15.00 price target.

Avantor (AVTR)

In a report issued on August 12, Rachel Vatnsdal from J.P. Morgan maintained a Buy rating on Avantor, with a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $28.81, close to its 52-week low of $27.50.

According to TipRanks.com, Vatnsdal is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 15.1% and a 52.9% success rate. Vatnsdal covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Quest Diagnostics, Envista Holdings, and Twist Bioscience.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Avantor is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $35.63, implying a 24.6% 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.

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