Analysts’ Top Financial Picks: Discover Financial Services (DFS), Travelers Companies (TRV)

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Discover Financial Services (DFSResearch Report), Travelers Companies (TRVResearch Report) and Northern (NTRSResearch Report) with neutral ratings, indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Discover Financial Services (DFS)

Evercore ISI analyst John Pancari initiated coverage with a Hold rating on Discover Financial Services on January 21 and set a price target of $130.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $114.45.

According to TipRanks.com, Pancari is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 12.3% and a 61.5% success rate. Pancari covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Capital One Financial, Huntington Bancshares, and Svb Financial Group.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Discover Financial Services with a $140.85 average price target, a 20.9% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 21, BMO Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $132.00 price target.

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Travelers Companies (TRV)

Evercore ISI analyst David Motemaden initiated coverage with a Hold rating on Travelers Companies on January 21 and set a price target of $180.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $162.61.

According to TipRanks.com, Motemaden is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 3.8% and a 50.0% success rate. Motemaden covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Arthur J Gallagher & Co, and Trean Insurance Group.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Travelers Companies is a Hold with an average price target of $175.40, which is a 6.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 21, Barclays also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $170.00 price target.

Northern (NTRS)

In a report issued on January 21, Glenn Schorr from Evercore ISI maintained a Hold rating on Northern, with a price target of $126.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $113.93.

According to TipRanks.com, Schorr is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.8% and a 60.2% success rate. Schorr covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as BrightSphere Investment Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Goldman Sachs Group.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Northern with a $138.00 average price target, representing a 16.0% upside. In a report issued on January 21, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $135.00 price target.

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