November 23, 2016 - By Richard Conner
They currently have a GBX 400.00 PT on Paragon Group of Companies The PLC (LON:PAG). Panmure Gordon’s target would suggest a potential upside of 7.96% from the company’s last stock close price. This was released in a note on Wednesday, 23 November.
Out of 11 analysts covering Paragon Group of Companies The PLC (LON:PAG), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 73% are positive. GBX 536 is the highest target while GBX 230 is the lowest. The GBX 382.80 average target is 3.49% above today’s (GBX 369.9) stock price. Paragon Group of Companies The PLC has been the topic of 71 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Peel Hunt maintained Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) rating on Monday, December 7. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 500 price target. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of PAG in a report on Monday, October 3 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, August 1 by Numis Securities. On Wednesday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. Liberum Capital maintained Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) rating on Monday, August 1. Liberum Capital has “Buy” rating and GBX 348 price target. Liberum Capital maintained Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) on Thursday, November 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 25 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Friday, July 29 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, February 16. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5.
About 1.24M shares traded hands or 85.17% up from the average. Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) has risen 19.47% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.14% the S&P500.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.19, from 1.15 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 26 funds sold all Paragon Group of Companies PLC shares owned while 63 reduced positions. 34 funds bought stakes while 68 increased positions. They now own 33.69 million shares or 0.84% less from 33.98 million shares in 2016Q1.
Diam Company Limited holds 44,105 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Arrow Corp has 0% invested in the company for 40 shares. Prudential Plc accumulated 292,900 shares or 0.04% of the stock. The Illinois-based Thomas White has invested 0% in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG). Mercer Capital Advisers holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) for 14,290 shares. Burney has 0.04% invested in the company for 16,524 shares. North Star Inv Mngmt holds 150 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 0% or 100 shares. Markel Corporation last reported 31,000 shares in the company. Numeric Invsts Limited Liability Co accumulated 9,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Capstone Invest Advisors Limited Liability Corp last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Prudential owns 59,891 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Westport Resources Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) for 900 shares. Allianz Asset Management Ag holds 242,142 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Qs Investors Lc, a New York-based fund reported 97,528 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since July 29, 2016, the stock had 18 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $226.27 million net activity. Another trade for 710,121 shares valued at $27.76 million was made by PENSKE ROGER S on Friday, July 29. Spradlin Shane M. had sold 4,900 shares worth $236,719. $21.13 million worth of Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) was bought by PENSKE CORP on Thursday, August 25.
The Paragon Group of Companies PLC is engaged in specialist financial services business. The company has a market cap of 1.05 billion GBP. The Firm operates as an independent buy-to-let lender, and as a debt purchaser through its Idem Capital division, where it purchases, co-manages and services secured and unsecured consumer loan portfolios. It has a 9.82 P/E ratio. The Company’s operating divisions include Paragon Mortgages, Idem Capital and Paragon Bank.
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