Rating of The Day: UBS Analyst Reaffirmed GBX 425.00 Price Target on Paragon Group Of Companies (LON:PAG) stock, While Reiterating Buy Rating

November 25, 2016 - By olga

Paragon Group Of Companies (LON:PAG) Rating

London: In analysts note released on Friday, 25 November, UBS maintained their Buy rating on shares of Paragon Group Of Companies (LON:PAG). They currently have a GBX 425.00 TP on the firm. UBS’s target would suggest a potential upside of 16.41% from the company’s last price.

Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) Ratings Coverage

Out of 12 analysts covering Paragon Group of Companies The PLC (LON:PAG), 7 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 58% are positive. GBX 536 is the highest target while GBX 230 is the lowest. The GBX 391.64 average target is 7.12% above today’s (GBX 365.6) stock price. Paragon Group of Companies The PLC has been the topic of 77 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Jefferies maintained Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) rating on Wednesday, July 13. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and GBX 400 price target. The stock of Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) earned “Reduce” rating by Numis Securities on Tuesday, October 6. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, March 8. The stock of Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Shore Capital. As per Monday, December 14, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 11 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Thursday, January 28. Barclays Capital maintained Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) on Tuesday, October 4 with “Equal Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PAG in a report on Tuesday, September 29 with “Overweight” rating. Numis Securities upgraded Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) on Tuesday, November 24 to “Hold” rating.

About 751,355 shares traded hands or 5.35% up from the average. Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) has risen 13.27% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 7.41% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.81 per share. PAG’s profit will be $74.80M for 14.20 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual EPS reported by Penske Automotive Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.53% negative EPS growth.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.19, from 1.15 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, 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.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Lc has 44,136 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Gamco Et Al has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG). Strs Ohio accumulated 0.02% or 150,000 shares. Deutsche National Bank Ag owns 106,979 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Retail Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0% or 299,999 shares in its portfolio. Shell Asset Mngmt has 11,601 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Leuthold has 120,816 shares for 0.4% of their US portfolio. Northern Tru Corp holds 229,064 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Lowe Brockenbrough And accumulated 22,505 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Advisory Ser Networks Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0% or 60 shares. Capital Fund Mngmt holds 22,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Cap Rech holds 0.02% or 1.73M shares in its portfolio. Denali Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG). Arrow has invested 0% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% of its portfolio in Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG).

Insider Transactions: Since July 29, 2016, the stock had 18 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $226.27 million net activity. 225,000 shares were bought by PENSKE ROGER S, worth $10.56M. Shares for $8.49M were bought by PENSKE CORP on Tuesday, August 30. Shares for $236,719 were sold by Spradlin Shane M. on Monday, September 12.

The Paragon Group of Companies PLC is engaged in specialist financial services business. The company has a market cap of 1.03 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 9.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s operating divisions include Paragon Mortgages, Idem Capital and Paragon Bank.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “United Auto Group, Inc. is a leading acquirer, consolidator and operator of franchised automobile and light truck dealerships and related businesses. As an integral part of its dealership operations, they also sells used vehicles. All of the franchised dealerships include integrated service and parts operations, which are an important source of recurring revenues. In addition, these dealerships market a complete line of aftermarket automotive products and services through its wholly owned subsidiaries United Auto Care, Inc. and United Auto Care Products, Inc.”

PAG Company Profile

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., incorporated on December 6, 1990, is a transportation services firm that operates automotive and commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States and Western Europe. The Firm distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts, and services in Australia and New Zealand. The Firm operates in three divisions: Retail Automotive, which includes the Company’s retail automotive dealership operations; Retail Commercial Truck, which includes its United States retail commercial truck dealership operations, and Other, which include the Company’s retail commercial vehicle dealership operations, commercial vehicle distribution activities and its investments in non-automotive operations.

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