Liberum Capital Reports UDG Healthcare PLC (LON:UDG) Upgrade and GBX 884.00 Target; Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Had 5 Bullish Analysts

UDG Healthcare PLC (LON:UDG) was upgraded by Liberum Capital to a “Buy” rating in a a research note sent to clients and investors on Wednesday, 7 February. The firm currently has GBX 884.00 target on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target is 15.33% from UDG’s last price.

Among 12 analysts covering Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Flowers Foods had 31 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Jefferies. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 15. Gabelli upgraded Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on Wednesday, February 15 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 15 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, May 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, February 12. The stock of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Thursday, February 11. Jefferies maintained the shares of FLO in report on Wednesday, August 30 with “Hold” rating. See Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) latest ratings:

15/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $19 New Target: $20 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: Pivotal Research Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0 Upgrade
03/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
06/09/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.54 million activity. On Friday, August 18 TURNER MARTA JONES sold $663,643 worth of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) or 37,062 shares. Another trade for 18,500 shares valued at $348,359 was sold by BENTON ROBERT L JR. LAUDER KARYL H sold 28,173 shares worth $523,823.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Flowers Foods, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 144.78 million shares or 7.91% more from 134.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pnc Financial Serv Group Incorporated owns 71,936 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Susquehanna Int Grp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership holds 16,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 39,852 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Snow Cap Mngmt Lp has 0.02% invested in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 20,913 shares. Ing Groep Nv owns 22,562 shares. Colorado-based Alps Advsr has invested 0.01% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Botty Lc holds 30,550 shares. Credit Agricole S A has 0% invested in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) for 5,108 shares. National Bank Of America De reported 0% stake. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Suntrust Banks, a Georgia-based fund reported 53,766 shares. Fca Corporation Tx accumulated 78,595 shares. Virginia-based Bb&T Securities Lc has invested 0% in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO). Gotham Asset Llc accumulated 150,270 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Marshwinds Advisory reported 77,931 shares stake.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.96 billion. It operates through two divisions, Direct-Store-Delivery and Warehouse Delivery. It has a 47.25 P/E ratio. The DSD segment produces and markets fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes.

The stock increased 1.67% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $18.9. About 1.82M shares traded or 34.14% up from the average. Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) has declined 3.69% since February 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.39% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering UDG Healthcare PLC (LON:UDG), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. UDG Healthcare PLC has GBX 940 highest and GBX 5.15 lowest target. GBX 843.13’s average target is 9.28% above currents GBX 771.5 stock price. UDG Healthcare PLC had 102 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by N+1 Singer. Jefferies maintained the shares of UDG in report on Tuesday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Liberum Capital. N+1 Singer maintained UDG Healthcare plc (LON:UDG) rating on Thursday, August 6. N+1 Singer has “Hold” rating and GBX 550 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 4 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Numis Securities given on Tuesday, May 23. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 2 report. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of UDG in report on Wednesday, November 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of UDG Healthcare plc (LON:UDG) earned “Buy” rating by Goodbody on Thursday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Davy Research on Thursday, November 19 with “Outperform”.