Analysts Are ‘Neutral’ to ‘Positive’ on Evercore in 2018
Evercore’s (EVR) performance expectations in 2018 are reflected in analysts’ ratings. Analysts have given EVR a mean price target of $110.29, implying a 17% rise from its current price of $94.70. It has a market capitalization of $4 billion.
As of February 2018, four of eight analysts covering the stock have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, and the remaining four have given it a “hold.” Compared to January 2017, the “strong buy” and “buy” ratings have been constant.
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Among Evercore’s major alternative peers, Lazard (LAZ) has a “buy” or “strong buy” rating from seven of nine analysts and a “hold” rating from the remaining two. The target price for LAZ is $65.38, and its current price is $54.19.
Eleven of the 27 analysts covering Goldman Sachs (GS) have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, 14 have given it a “hold,” and the remaining two have given it a “sell.” The target price for GS is $268.29, and its current price is $253.16.
Eighteen of the 27 analysts covering Morgan Stanley (MS) have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, while the remaining eight have given it a “hold.” The target price for MS is $60.97, and its current level is $53.43.
Investors looking for exposure to the financial sector can invest in ETFs. EVR and its peers are part of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).