Rating Worth Mentioning Today: Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at HSBC; The Target is Set to GBX 225.00

November 24, 2016 - By Vivian Park

Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC) Rating

London: In an analyst report shared with investors on Thursday, 24 November, HSBC kept their “Hold” rating on shares of Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC). They currently have a GBX 225.00 price target on the firm. HSBC’s target suggests a potential upside of 10.51% from the company’s last stock close.

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 39.67% above today’s (GBX 204.39) 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 “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) earned “Sell” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, May 23. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, September 21 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Investec on Wednesday, August 26 with “Add”. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 7. As per Monday, December 14, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. As per Wednesday, December 23, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Panmure Gordon maintained Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) on Monday, December 14 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SGC in a report on Thursday, February 4 with “Sector Perform” rating. HSBC maintained Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) on Tuesday, February 2 with “Hold” rating.

The stock decreased 0.83% or GBX 1.71 on November 24, hitting GBX 204.39. About 1.02 million 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 earnings per share, up 13.04% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.23 per share. SGC’s profit will be $3.78M for 18.03 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual earnings per share 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 is negative, 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.

Perritt Mngmt holds 0.73% or 145,764 shares in its portfolio. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 12,146 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Menta Limited Liability holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 30,216 shares. Moreover, James Rech has 0.07% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 140,444 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag holds 8,887 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wasatch has 282,895 shares for 0.08% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 317 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Advisory Research has 37,206 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Advisors Lc holds 2,531 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Manhattan Communications has 3,000 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada reported 167,415 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 332 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Savings Bank Of America De has 0% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 476 shares. Geode Ltd Liability Corporation last reported 57,475 shares in the company. Vanguard Grp last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 3, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 2 insider sales for $87,986 net activity. DEMOTT ANDREW D JR sold 5,217 shares worth $100,010. BENSTOCK MICHAEL had sold 5,217 shares worth $100,010.

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 12.02 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)”

SGC Company Profile

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (Superior), incorporated on May 27, 1997, makes and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel and accessories for the medical and health fields, as well as for the industrial, commercial, leisure and public safety markets. Superior operates through two divisions: Uniforms and Related Products, and Remote Staffing Solutions. The Uniforms and Related Products segment consists of the sale of uniforms and related items. The Remote Staffing Solutions segment consists of sales of staffing solutions. The Company’s subsidiary, HPI Direct, Inc. (HPI), is engaged in designing, manufacturing and distribution of uniforms to domestic retailers, foodservice chains, transportation and other service industries across the United States.

More news for Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) were recently 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. Reuters.com‘s article titled: “TEXT-S&P summary: Stagecoach Group PLC” and published on June 29, 2012 is yet another important article.

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