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Last week saw a number of broker notes hitting the wires once again. Three buy ratings that investors might want to be aware of are summarised below.
Here’s why brokers think investors ought to buy them next week:
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL)
According to a note out of Citi, its analysts have retained their buy rating and $41.20 price target on this gaming technology company’s shares. Citi has been looking at Aristocrat’s digital business again/ And while it feels that February was a flat month for the industry, it notes that Aristocrat’s titles continued to outperform. Overall, the broker remains bullish and is forecasting strong earnings growth in the coming years. The Aristocrat share price ended the week at $34.71.
Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN)
A note out of Goldman Sachs reveals that its analysts have retained their conviction buy rating and $8.30 price target on this airline operator’s shares. The broker continues to believe that the market is undervaluing Qantas, noting that its share price does not reflect the company’s improved earnings capacity. Goldman also advised that it expects Qantas’ capital management to continue in FY 2024, with another $800 million share buyback. The Qantas share price was fetching $6.47 at Friday’s close.
Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW)
Another note out of Citi reveals that its analysts have retained their buy rating and $42.20 price target on this retail giant’s shares. The broker feels relatively positive on consumer spending and has boosted its earnings estimates to reflect this. This means that Citi is now forecasting earnings per share growth of approximately 14% in both FY 2023 and FY 2024. The Woolworths share price ended the week at $37.06.