Analysts Say Buy These Stocks: Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), Magna International, Inc. (NYSE:MGA), Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE)

Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) company shares.  The one year target on the name currently stands at $85.53.  The stock recently touched $71.63 and has moved in the range of $70.68 - 72.01 during the current session.  Based on a recent bid this places the stock +19.38% away from the 52-week floor of $60.00 and -11.58% away from the 52-week ceiling of $81.01.

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.

Magna International, Inc. (NYSE:MGA) 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 $55.22 on the stock. The stock is currently trading -3.62% away from its 200-day moving average of $43.15. Based on a recent trade, shares of Magna International, Inc. are -30.01% away from the 52-week high of $59.42 and +36.76% away from the 52-week low of $30.41.

Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $5.13 for the current year and $1.34 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $40.12.

Shares of Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street.  The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $65.33 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts.  During today’s session the stock hit $52.87 or +2.78% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $51.52 - 53.00.

Shares of Trinseo S.A. (NYSE:TSE) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street.  The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $37.86 price target according to the covering analysts.  During today’s session the stock hit $34.51 or -0.67% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $33.30 - 35.27.  This puts the stock -6.03% away from the 52-week high of $36.48 and +86.30% away from the 52-week low of $18.40.

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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