Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC) company shares. The one year target on the name currently stands at $68.79. The stock recently touched $66.28 and has moved in the range of $65.68 - 67.10 during the current session. Based on a recent bid this places the stock +26.95% away from the 52-week floor of $52.21 and -14.37% away from the 52-week ceiling of $77.40.
When stocks are given “Buy” ratings by analysts, the reasons or criteria for that recommendation can greatly vary. Typically when a stock is given this label, analysts are expecting that the stock will outperform their peers, their sector or the market over a 6 to 12 month time frame. Several factors might include near-term catalysts, future earnings growth. Many analysts only give a Buy recommendation when they expect that the stock will yield a return of at least 5-10% over the course of a year. Since analyst criteria and recommendation terminology can differ, we can look at consensus numbers to get a feel of overall analyst sentiment.
Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) has been given a consensus Buy rating by analysts on Wall Street. According to Thomson Reuters' First Call, research brokers have a one year price target of $89.49 on the stock. The stock is currently trading +6.47% away from its 200-day moving average of $86.00. Based on a recent trade, shares of Philip Morris International Inc are -1.41% away from the 52-week high of $92.87 and +21.64% away from the 52-week low of $75.27.
Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $4.33 for the current year and $1.16 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $91.54.
Shares of Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $30.80 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $25.02 or -0.64% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $24.96 - 25.16.
Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $26.06 price target according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $18.14 or +1.98% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $17.90 - 18.78. This puts the stock -42.19% away from the 52-week high of $32.00 and +46.01% away from the 52-week low of $12.67.
Exact definitions of a “Buy” rating can greatly vary depending on the equity research firm. The consensus rating simply provides an average of those recommendations. It's important to note that a “Buy” rating does not mean that every investor should acquire the stock. It is just a single factor among many that should be considered before making an investment decision.
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