Analysts at Liberum Capital Reiterated their Buy rating for Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) with GBX 545.00 Price Objective; Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Increased Renewable Energy Group (REGI) Stake

Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 545.00 target price on the 485.69 million GBP market cap company or 18.67% upside potential. In analysts note published on Monday morning, Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) stock had its Buy Rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Liberum Capital.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc increased Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI) stake by 51.69% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc acquired 59,012 shares as Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI)’s stock rose 26.67%. The Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 173,170 shares with $2.10 million value, up from 114,158 last quarter. Renewable Energy Group Inc now has $423.28 million valuation. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $10.9. About 690,041 shares traded or 79.28% up from the average. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) has risen 22.06% since March 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.36% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.99% or GBX 4.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 460. About 3,136 shares traded. Costain Group plc (LON:COST) has 0.00% since March 5, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $22.21 million activity. On Monday, January 8 MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31M worth of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) or 6,985 shares. $1.93 million worth of stock was sold by PORTERA JOSEPH P on Tuesday, October 24. Murphy James P. had sold 5,000 shares worth $937,421. ZOOK DENNIS R also sold $809,578 worth of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) shares. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold 3,000 shares worth $580,230. $5.76M worth of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) shares were sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $802,892 was sold by GALANTI RICHARD A.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 69 investors sold Costain Group plc shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein Lp, New York-based fund reported 4.29M shares. Nomura Asset Mngmt holds 0.22% of its portfolio in Costain Group plc (LON:COST) for 102,452 shares. Mu Communications Ltd holds 28,500 shares or 3.61% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Llc holds 0.18% or 462,578 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc invested 0.01% in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan owns 15,000 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee invested in 0.09% or 925 shares. Vantage Investment Advsrs Ltd invested in 1.03% or 24,440 shares. Rafferty Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.04% or 9,633 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Holdg holds 0.29% or 1.25M shares. Yhb Invest invested 1.54% in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). Us Comml Bank De stated it has 518,873 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Alkeon Mngmt Ltd Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). Usca Ria reported 13,507 shares.

Costain Group Plc provides engineering solutions for various energy, water, and transportation infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. The company has market cap of 485.69 million GBP. It operates in two divisions, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. It has a 16.61 P/E ratio. The Natural Resources segment engages in the water, power, and gas and oil markets.

Analysts await Costain Group plc (LON:COST) to report earnings on March, 7 after the close. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 23.93% or $0.28 from last year’s $1.17 per share. COST’s profit will be $1.53 million for 79.31 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual EPS reported by Costain Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.62% EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Costain Group PLC (LON:COST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Costain Group PLC has GBX 4600 highest and GBX 367 lowest target. GBX 1323’s average target is 187.61% above currents GBX 460 stock price. Costain Group PLC had 66 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Thursday, January 5 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Beaufort Securities on Thursday, August 25. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 13 by Liberum Capital. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, February 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, December 15. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of COST in report on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 28 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities. The stock of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Investec on Wednesday, March 2. The stock of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Thursday, January 4.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 14 investors sold REGI shares while 40 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 38.53 million shares or 2.49% more from 37.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wynnefield Capital holds 0.04% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) or 10,141 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). First Tru Advisors Lp holds 38,665 shares. 2.51 million were accumulated by Dnb Asset Mgmt As. Axa owns 28,400 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Denver Inv Advsr Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). Ellington Mngmt Gru Lc has 0.03% invested in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.01% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) or 509,967 shares. State Street Corporation accumulated 0% or 1.28 million shares. Nomura, a Japan-based fund reported 247,360 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI). Cornerstone Capital Management Holdg Ltd Co invested in 0.01% or 156,654 shares. Smith Moore owns 23,000 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Private Mgmt Grp Inc reported 574,641 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc stated it has 98,987 shares.