Analysts Offer Insights on Consumer Goods Companies: M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE: MDC), Levi Strauss & Co (NYSE: LEVI) and Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Consumer Goods sector with new ratings on M.D.C. Holdings (MDCResearch Report), Levi Strauss & Co (LEVIResearch Report) and Hershey Co (HSYResearch Report).

M.D.C. Holdings (MDC)

In a report issued on January 31, Stephen Kim from Evercore ISI maintained a Buy rating on M.D.C. Holdings, with a price target of $48.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $42.14.

According to TipRanks.com, Kim is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.1% and a 65.5% success rate. Kim covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Mohawk Industries, Toll Brothers, and PulteGroup.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for M.D.C. Holdings with a $44.50 average price target, a 2.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 31, Raymond James also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $52.00 price target.

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Levi Strauss & Co (LEVI)

In a report issued on January 31, Omar Saad from Evercore ISI maintained a Buy rating on Levi Strauss & Co, with a price target of $25.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $19.64.

According to TipRanks.com, Saad is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 5.7% and a 56.0% success rate. Saad covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Burlington Stores, TJX Companies, and Ralph Lauren.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Levi Strauss & Co is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $23.67, a 20.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 23, Guggenheim also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $26.00 price target.

Hershey Co (HSY)

In a report issued on January 31, David Palmer from Evercore ISI reiterated a Hold rating on Hershey Co, with a price target of $150.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $155.17, close to its 52-week high of $162.20.

According to TipRanks.com, Palmer is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.7% and a 69.4% success rate. Palmer covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Mondelez International, Brinker International, and Conagra Brands.

Hershey Co has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $152.00, representing a -3.5% downside. In a report issued on January 22, Jefferies also initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock with a $157.00 price target.

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