20 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love the Most in 2021

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2021 by MarketBeat Staff
Every trading day, between 500 and 800 new recommendations and research reports are issued by sell-side equities research analysts. There are between 300 and 500 brokerages and research houses that issue ratings, price targets and recommendations and more than 5,000 securities around the world that regularly receive coverage from research analysts.

MarketBeat has tracked more than 170,000 distinct analyst recommendations in the last 12 months alone. Given the volume of ratings changes that occur each day, it can be difficult to sift through the noise.

Analysts don't always get their "buy" ratings right, but it's worth taking a hard look when more than a dozen different analysts from different brokerages and research firm are giving "strong buy" and "buy" ratings to the same stock.

This slide show lists the 20 companies that have the highest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months.

#1 - Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.1
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $120.17 (1.2% Downside)

Waste Connections logoWaste Connections, Inc provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through five segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Corporate. It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling services for various recyclable materials, including compost, cardboard, mixed paper, plastic containers, glass bottles, and ferrous and aluminum metals. Read More 


#2 - Teleflex (NYSE:TFX)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.1
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $462.90 (17.0% Upside)

Teleflex logoTeleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. It provides vascular access products that comprise Arrow branded catheters, catheter navigation and tip positioning systems, and intraosseous access systems for the administration of intravenous therapies, the measurement of blood pressure, and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site. Read More 

#3 - Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 15 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $246.67 (2.1% Upside)

Signature Bank logoSignature Bank commercial banking products and services. It accepts various deposit products, including commercial checking accounts, money market accounts, escrow deposit accounts, cash concentration accounts, interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, certificates of deposit, time deposits, and other cash management products. Read More 

#4 - Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $170.20 (17.8% Downside)

Jones Lang LaSalle logoJones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a professional services company, provides real estate and investment management services in America's, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of real estate services, including agency leasing and tenant representation services; and capital market services, such as debt placement, loan sales, equity placement, loan servicing, funds advisory, merger and acquisition, corporate advisory, and investment sales and acquisitions services. Read More 

#5 - Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 15 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $84.94 (3.6% Upside)

Valero Energy logoValero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities. Read More 

#6 - AMETEK (NYSE:AME)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $154.00 (13.1% Upside)

AMETEK logoAMETEK, Inc manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Electronic Instruments (EIG) and Electromechanical (EMG). The company's EIG segment offers advanced instruments for the process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automation, and food and beverage industries; and instruments to the laboratory equipment, ultra-precision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets. Read More 

#7 - agilon health (NYSE:AGL)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $41.38 (8.2% Upside)

agilon health logoagilon health, inc. offers healthcare services for seniors through primary care physicians in the communities of the United States. The company was formerly known as Agilon Health Topco, Inc and changed its name to agilon health, inc. in March 2021. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Long Beach, California.

#8 - WESCO International (NYSE:WCC)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $91.78 (16.7% Downside)

WESCO International logoWESCO International, Inc provides business-to-business distribution, logistics, and supply chain solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical & Electronic Solutions (EES), Communications & Security Solutions (CSS), and Utility and Broadband Solutions (UBS). Read More 

#9 - Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $65.64 (2.9% Upside)

Mondelez International logoMondelez International, Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells snack food and beverage products worldwide. It offers biscuits, including cookies, crackers, and salted snacks; chocolates; and gums and candies, as well as various cheese and grocery, and powdered beverage products. Read More 

#10 - International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $23.29 (5.5% Downside)

International Game Technology logoInternational Game Technology PLC operates and provides gaming technology products and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Global Lottery and Global Gaming. The company designs, sells, operates, and leases a suite of point-of-sale machines that reconciles lottery funds between the retailer and lottery authority; provides online lottery transaction processing systems; produces instant ticket games; and offers printing services, such as instant ticket marketing plans and graphic design, programming, packaging, shipping, and delivery services. Read More 

#11 - Allegro MicroSystems (NASDAQ:ALGM)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $33.88 (21.6% Upside)

Allegro MicroSystems logoAllegro MicroSystems, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and markets sensor integrated circuits (ICs) and application-specific analog power ICs for motion control and energy-efficient systems. Its products include magnetic sensor ICs, such as position, speed, and current sensor ICs; and power ICs comprising motor driver ICs, and regulator and LED driver ICs, as well as photonic and 3D sensing components, including photodiodes, eye-safe lasers and rangefinders, and readout ICs for LiDAR applications. Read More 

#12 - Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $25.50 (0.7% Upside)

Enterprise Products Partners logoEnterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. The company operates through four segments: NGL Pipelines & Services, Crude Oil Pipelines & Services, Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services. Read More 

#13 - Global-e Online (NASDAQ:GLBE)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $42.57 (13.1% Downside)

Global-e Online logoGlobal-E Online Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides a platform to enable and accelerate direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce in Israel, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Its platform enables international shoppers to buy online; and merchants to sell from and to anywhere in the world. Read More 

#14 - PetroChina (NYSE:PTR)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $36.18 (20.9% Downside)

PetroChina logoPetroChina Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of petroleum related products, services, and activities in Mainland China and internationally. It operates through Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline segments. The Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. Read More 

#15 - Reata Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RETA)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $224.38 (56.4% Upside)

Reata Pharmaceuticals logoReata Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways that regulate cellular metabolism and inflammation. The company is developing Phase III clinical trial programs, including bardoxolone methyl (bardoxolone) for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) caused by Alport syndrome, as well as for a form of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue disease; omaveloxolone that is Phase II clinical trial to treat Friedreich's ataxia; and conduct Phase II study for various form of CKD, such as IgA nephropathy, type 1 and type 2 diabetic CKD, hypertensive CKD, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and others. Read More 

#16 - Owl Rock Capital (NYSE:ORCC)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $14.50 (2.1% Downside)

Owl Rock Capital logoOwl Rock Capital Corporation is a business development company. The fund makes investments in senior secured or unsecured loans, subordinated loans or mezzanine loans and also considers equity-related securities including warrants and preferred stocks. It seeks to invest in middle market companies based in the United States, with EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million annually and/or annual revenue of $50 million and $2.5 billion at the time of investment.

#17 - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE:MUFG)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group logoMitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc, a bank holding company, provides financial services in Japan, the United States, and Asia/Oceania. The company's Retail & Commercial Banking Business Group segment offers commercial banking, trust banking, and securities products and services to retail, and small and medium-sized enterprise customers. Read More 

#18 - Waterdrop (NYSE:WDH)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $11.43 (43.1% Upside)

Waterdrop logoWaterdrop Inc operates technology platforms for insurance and healthcare service markets. It operates independent third-party insurance platform for health and life insurance; and medical crowdfunding and mutual aid platforms, as well as provides insurance brokerage services. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

#19 - D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 18 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $93.62 (6.4% Upside)

D.R. Horton logoD.R. Horton, Inc operates as a homebuilding company in East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West regions in the United States. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 29 states and 88 markets under the names of D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, and Freedom Homes. Read More 

#20 - The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB)

Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $26.83 (2.5% Downside)

The Williams Companies logoThe Williams Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, and West segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. Read More 

 

7 Outdoor Recreation Stocks For Growth And Dividends

If American’s liked outdoor activities before, they love them even more now. The COVID-19 pandemic has done many things, and one of them is reinvigorating American’s love of the outdoors. Data from across the industry shows a sustained uptick in revenue that has the entire complex moving higher.

The RV Industry Association, for example, reports shipments of RVs are up greater than 30% in 2020 and are expected to grow another 20% or more in 2021. If data from the two of the industry’s largest manufacturers are any indication, that forecast is very conservative.

And the gains aren’t limited to RVs. Everything that has anything to do with outdoor recreation is booming. Sales at Dicks Sporting Goods, an iconic brand for retail and the outdoors, has seen a sustained 20% increase in revenue since the 2nd quarter shutdowns. If anything, revenue in this sector is being held back by rapidly declining inventory and tight shipping conditions.

The stocks we are about to show all have something in common; the outdoors. Within the group, you will find everything from RVs to Radios and everything in between an outdoor enthusiast could need or want. Some pay dividends and some don’t, but all will deliver solid returns to investors in 2021.

View the "7 Outdoor Recreation Stocks For Growth And Dividends" Here.







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