Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Utilities Companies: Northland Power (Other OTC: NPIFF), Canadian Natural (NYSE: CNQ) and PrairieSky Royalty (Other OTC: PREKF)

Companies in the Utilities sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Northland Power (NPIFFResearch Report), Canadian Natural (CNQResearch Report) and PrairieSky Royalty (PREKFResearch Report).

Northland Power (NPIFF)

RBC Capital analyst Nelson Ng maintained a Hold rating on Northland Power on January 11 and set a price target of C$55.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $38.10, close to its 52-week high of $40.06.

According to TipRanks.com, Ng is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 29.4% and a 83.9% success rate. Ng covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Brookfield Renewable Partners, Algonquin Power & Utilities, and Just Energy Group.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Northland Power is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $37.29.

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Canadian Natural (CNQ)

In a report issued on January 11, Gregory Pardy from RBC Capital maintained a Buy rating on Canadian Natural, with a price target of C$37.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $26.84.

According to TipRanks.com, Pardy is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.8% and a 48.8% success rate. Pardy covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Vermilion Energy, Cenovus Energy, and Baytex Energy.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Canadian Natural is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $28.09, a 5.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 28, National Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a C$36.00 price target.

PrairieSky Royalty (PREKF)

RBC Capital analyst Luke Davis maintained a Buy rating on PrairieSky Royalty on January 11 and set a price target of C$14.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $8.71.

According to TipRanks.com, Davis is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 20.4% and a 58.1% success rate. Davis covers the Utilities sector, focusing on stocks such as Tamarack Valley Energy, Whitecap Resources, and Athabasca Oil.

Currently, the analyst consensus on PrairieSky Royalty is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $9.83, implying a 15.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 5, Scotiabank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a C$11.50 price target.

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