Grafton Group PLC (LON:GFTU) Was Upgraded by Berenberg; Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO)

Among 3 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 12 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Lake Street. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Needham. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Monday, February 27. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Needham. Lake Street maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Friday, December 1 report. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 3. The rating was maintained by Lake Street on Monday, September 18 with “Buy”. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Wednesday, May 11. See Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) latest ratings:

18/01/2018 Broker: Lake Street Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Lake Street Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0
18/09/2017 Broker: Lake Street Rating: Buy New Target: $14.5 Maintain

Trading of Grafton Group PLC (LON:GFTU)‘s shares is going to be interesting today, as Berenberg increased the stock to a Buy. Along the rating upgrade, Berenberg analysts gave a TP of GBX 920.00 or 19.33% more.

The stock decreased 6.61% or $1.22 during the last trading session, reaching $17.24. About 1.56 million shares traded or 8.74% up from the average. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 2.06 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 7 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 23.45 million shares or 3.90% more from 22.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street has 645,462 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Renaissance Techs Lc invested in 1.50M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Ancora Advsr Ltd Llc invested in 0.11% or 136,780 shares. Ajo L P accumulated 163,641 shares. 17,165 were reported by Arizona State Retirement System. Zacks Inv Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Ameriprise Fincl stated it has 298,564 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gotham Asset Management Limited Company has 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Manufacturers Life The has 26,039 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Com owns 1.36 million shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0% or 24,191 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur Co New York holds 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) or 23,037 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Company reported 182,469 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated holds 1.77M shares.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser microfabrication solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $578.44 million. It provides printed circuit boards, including laser via drilling systems for electrical interconnect applications; micro via drilling technology that addresses the changing applications in integrated circuit packages, multichip modules, and high density interconnect circuit boards; and ultraviolet laser processing systems comprising single-beam and multi-beam systems. It has a 25.92 P/E ratio. It also offers semiconductor manufacturing products comprising wafer marking equipment for use in serialization and wafer identification; wafer and circuit trim tools that adjust the electrical performance of semiconductor devices or hybrid circuits; and liquid crystal display repair tools; and laser LCD repair systems to enhance the manufacture of flat panel displays.

Among 11 analysts covering Grafton Group PLC (LON:GFTU), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Grafton Group PLC has GBX 920 highest and GBX 585 lowest target. GBX 827.38’s average target is 5.94% above currents GBX 781 stock price. Grafton Group PLC had 88 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities on Thursday, January 11 with “Add”. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 765 target in Monday, June 19 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 14 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 31 by Goodbody. Numis Securities maintained it with “Add” rating and GBX 850 target in Friday, June 2 report. Berenberg maintained Grafton Group plc (LON:GFTU) on Thursday, April 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 13 by Canaccord Genuity. On Monday, February 19 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital given on Thursday, January 12. The firm has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital given on Tuesday, July 12.

The stock increased 2.49% or GBX 19 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 781. About 103,942 shares traded. Grafton Group plc (LON:GFTU) has 0.00% since February 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Grafton Group plc engages in the merchanting, retailing, and mortar manufacturing businesses in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 1.85 billion GBP. The Company’s Merchanting segment distributes building and plumbing materials to professional trades people engaged in residential repair, maintenance, and improvement projects, as well as in residential and other new build construction. It has a 18 P/E ratio. It also operates in plumbers merchanting business.