Liberum Capital Reiterates GBX 350.00 Target On Balfour Beatty PLC (LON:BBY), Reiterates “Buy” Rating; 2 Bullish Analysts Covering EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW)

In an analyst note issued to investors and clients on today, Liberum Capital restate their “Buy” rating on Balfour Beatty PLC (LON:BBY)‘s stock. The TP would indicate a potential upside of 33.23% from firm’s previous close.

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP has $15.0 highest and $10.5 lowest target. $15’s average target is 10.29% above currents $13.6 stock price. EZCORP had 11 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Friday, February 2. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, December 12 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 14 report. The rating was upgraded by CL King on Wednesday, August 17 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13.0 target in Friday, November 17 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 3 by Stephens. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 7. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 10. See EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) latest ratings:

02/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $15.0 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $13.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $10.5 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $10.5 Maintain

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $18.46 million activity. On Tuesday, October 3 Barry Corie S sold $179,440 worth of Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) or 3,134 shares. On Tuesday, September 5 the insider Scarlett Kathleen sold $130.58 million. SCHULZE RICHARD M also sold $12.83M worth of Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) on Tuesday, December 12. 1,129 Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) shares with value of $61,736 were sold by Watson Mathew. Joly Hubert had sold 106,942 shares worth $5.85 million. Nelsen Keith J sold $579,246 worth of stock or 10,593 shares. On Tuesday, September 5 MOHAN RAJENDRA M sold $779,765 worth of Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) or 14,260 shares.

The stock decreased 0.11% or GBX 0.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 262.7. About 305,520 shares traded. Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) has 0.00% since March 6, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Balfour Beatty PLC (LON:BBY), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Balfour Beatty PLC has GBX 350 highest and GBX 240 lowest target. GBX 319.89’s average target is 21.77% above currents GBX 262.7 stock price. Balfour Beatty PLC had 92 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 6 by Liberum Capital. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Berenberg with “Buy” on Friday, August 26. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 26. Liberum Capital maintained Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) on Friday, March 10 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Peel Hunt on Thursday, September 28 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 9. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 4. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 18 by Liberum Capital. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Balfour Beatty plc finances, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of 1.78 billion GBP. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments divisions. It has a 33.25 P/E ratio. The Construction Services segment offers building, civil and ground engineering, mechanical and electrical services, rail engineering, and refurbishment and fit-out services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 60 investors sold Balfour Beatty plc shares while 189 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 246.28 million shares or 2.83% less from 253.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Kbc Grp Inc Nv reported 427,211 shares. 978,213 were reported by Old Mutual Glob (Uk). Hennessy owns 46,100 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Exane Derivatives reported 1,945 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Co stated it has 0% in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY). Price T Rowe Associate Md accumulated 461,438 shares. Guardian Life Insur Of America owns 601 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio accumulated 45,954 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fdx reported 10,997 shares. Assetmark holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) for 19,241 shares. 71,150 were reported by Paradigm Cap Management New York. Farmers & Merchants holds 0% of its portfolio in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) for 100 shares. 98,806 are owned by Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. South State accumulated 4,740 shares. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Tru Fund reported 7,016 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.48, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 15 investors sold EZCORP, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 11.26% more from 41.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Msd Prtn L P owns 0.2% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 715,000 shares. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can invested in 0% or 6,394 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, a New York-based fund reported 32,379 shares. Wells Fargo And Com Mn stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Aperio Group Limited Com, a California-based fund reported 11,747 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada invested in 0% or 4,367 shares. 261,112 were reported by Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Com. Parametric Associates reported 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Pub Sector Pension Invest Board has invested 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Verition Fund Limited Liability Co invested in 0.01% or 11,566 shares. Prudential holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 84,866 shares. Manatuck Hill Prns Llc owns 30,000 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 3,419 shares. Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Virtu Finance Limited Liability Corp invested in 0% or 22,552 shares.

EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company has market cap of $740.72 million. The firm operates through three divisions: U.S. It has a 19.83 P/E ratio. Pawn, Mexico Pawn, and Other International.

The stock increased 3.03% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $13.6. About 726,029 shares traded or 13.52% up from the average. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.