Rating To Observe: Stagecoach Group PLC (LON:SGC) “Hold” Rating Reiterated by HSBC; With GBX 225.00 Target

November 24, 2016 - By Vivian Park

Stagecoach Group PLC (LON:SGC) Rating

In a research note issued to investors and clients on today, HSBC reiterated their “Hold” rating on Stagecoach Group PLC (LON:SGC)‘s stock. The TP indicates a potential upside of 10.38% from company’s last stock close price.

Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) Ratings Coverage

Out of 17 analysts covering Stagecoach Group PLC (LON:SGC), 6 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 35% are positive. GBX 460 is the highest target while GBX 220 is the lowest. The GBX 285.47 average target is 40.07% above today’s (GBX 203.8) stock price. Stagecoach Group PLC has been the topic of 85 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Shore Capital given on Wednesday, September 28. The stock of Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 3 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, September 7. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Nomura on Monday, December 7. On Wednesday, February 3 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of SGC in a report on Monday, October 26 with “Sell” rating. JP Morgan maintained Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) on Wednesday, August 19 with “Neutral” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 21 report. The stock of Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) earned “Sell” rating by Investec on Thursday, March 3.

About 505,032 shares traded hands. Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) has declined 23.10% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.51% the S&P500.

Analysts await Superior Uniform Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 13.04% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.23 per share. SGC’s profit will be $3.78 million for 18.03 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Superior Uniform Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.34% negative EPS growth.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2016 Q2. Its down 1.14, from 2.45 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 0 funds sold all Stagecoach Group plc shares owned while 11 reduced positions. 1 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 5.26 million shares or 5.26% less from 5.55 million shares in 2016Q1.

Natl Bank Of America De holds 0% or 476 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Teachers holds 11,942 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Pembroke Mngmt has 1.2% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 689,900 shares. The Illinois-based Perritt Mngmt has invested 0.73% in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Blackrock Institutional Trust Communication Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 148,748 shares. Gsa Cap Llp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 20,720 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 277,469 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Hightower Advsrs Ltd Llc has 0% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 12,146 shares. Blackrock Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 30,989 shares. Geode Ltd Liability, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 57,475 shares. The New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). California State Teachers Retirement System last reported 16,848 shares in the company. The California-based Eam Investors Ltd Com has invested 0.18% in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Renaissance Tech Limited Co has 195,100 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since June 3, 2016, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $87,986 net activity. On Friday, July 29 the insider BENSTOCK MICHAEL bought $112,034. 5,217 shares with value of $100,010 were sold by DEMOTT ANDREW D JR on Friday, June 3.

Stagecoach Group plc is a United Kingdom transport company. The company has a market cap of 1.17 billion GBP. The Firm is engaged in the sale and operation of passenger transport. It has a 11.99 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in five divisions: UK Bus , megabus Europe, UK Bus (London), North America and UK Rail.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Superior Uniform Group manufactures and sells a wide range of uniforms, corporate I.D., career apparel and accessories for the hospital and healthcare fields; hotels; fast food and other restaurants; and public safety, industrial, transportation and commercial markets, as well as corporate and resort embroidered sportswear. (Press Release)”

More recent Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) news were published by: Fool.Co.Uk which released: “Are Sirius Minerals plc, Homeserve plc and Stagecoach Group plc too good to miss?” on June 29, 2016. Also Reuters.com published the news titled: “TEXT-S&P summary: Stagecoach Group PLC” on June 29, 2012. Fool.Co.Uk‘s news article titled: “Don’t invest in Stagecoach Group plc, Hargreaves Services plc and Mortgage …” with publication date: April 27, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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