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Analysts Bump Up Price Target On This Fitness Center Operator

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  • DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser raised the price target on Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE: PLNT) to $110 from $105 and kept a Buy rating on the shares, implying an upside of 18%.

  • The analyst noted the company's $800 million deal to acquire 114 locations from its top franchisee, Sunshine Fitness, which should be about 15c-20c earnings accretive to 2022 EPS as a positive point.

  • Linda also noted the better than expected preliminary 2021 metrics update as helping the company's prospects.

  • Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Harbour raised the price target on Planet Fitness to $106 from $101 (14% upside) and maintained an Overweight rating.

  • Member gains and 2021 development ahead of guidance reinforce the key elements of his Overweight thesis and set Planet up for a favorable 2022, Harbour notes.

  • Planet Fitness announced yesterday that it agreed to acquire Sunshine Fitness Growth Holdings, LLC, an owner and operator of more than 100 Planet Fitness clubs in the Southeast U.S., in a cash and stock transaction valued at $800 million.

  • The company expects the deal to be accretive to its adjusted EPS in the low double-digit percentage range in 2022.

  • Planet Fitness ended FY21 with 15.2 million members, an increase of 1.7 million members over the past 12 months.

  • Price Action: PLNT shares are trading lower by 0.09% at $93.04 on the last check Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for PLNT

Jan 2022

DA Davidson

Maintains

Buy

Jan 2022

Morgan Stanley

Maintains

Overweight

Dec 2021

JP Morgan

Maintains

Neutral

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