Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Financial Companies: State Street (NYSE: STT), Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE: SRC) and American Equity Investment Life (NYSE: AEL)

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on State Street (STTResearch Report), Spirit Realty Capital (SRCResearch Report) and American Equity Investment Life (AELResearch Report).

State Street (STT)

Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck maintained a Buy rating on State Street today and set a price target of $100.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $73.22.

According to TipRanks.com, Graseck is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.9% and a 53.6% success rate. Graseck covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Discover Financial Services, Santander Consumer USA, and Capital One Financial.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for State Street with a $85.80 average price target.

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Spirit Realty Capital (SRC)

In a report released today, Vikram Malhorta from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on Spirit Realty Capital, with a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $43.47.

According to TipRanks.com, Malhorta is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.7% and a 53.5% success rate. Malhorta covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Diversified Healthcare Trust, New Senior Investment Group, and National Retail Properties.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Spirit Realty Capital is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $42.00, implying a -1.5% downside from current levels. In a report issued on February 19, Janney Montgomery also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $40.00 price target.

American Equity Investment Life (AEL)

In a report released today, Bob Huang from Morgan Stanley maintained a Hold rating on American Equity Investment Life, with a price target of $29.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $29.24.

According to TipRanks.com, Huang is ranked #4309 out of 7331 analysts.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for American Equity Investment Life with a $34.00 average price target.

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