Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) Buy Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts at Peel Hunt; With GBX 500.00 Target; 3 Analysts Bullish Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM)

Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) had its stock rating noted as Buy by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 500.00 TP on the 489.95 million GBP market cap company or 8.70% upside potential. This was revealed in analysts report on 8 March.

Among 14 analysts covering Electrocomponents (LON:ECM), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Electrocomponents has GBX 705 highest and GBX 160 lowest target. GBX 513’s average target is -16.09% below currents GBX 611.4 stock price. Electrocomponents had 115 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Underperform” rating and GBX 180 target in Friday, July 24 report. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Numis Securities. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Liberum Capital. On Thursday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add”. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, July 4. The stock of Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has “Add” rating given on Tuesday, January 24 by Peel Hunt. HSBC maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 520 target in Monday, April 10 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 19. UBS maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, May 24 report. See Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) latest ratings:

05/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 705.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Sell Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 680.00 New Target: GBX 680.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Underperform Old Target: GBX 575.00 New Target: GBX 590.00 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 590.00 Initiates Starts
06/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Upgrade
04/12/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 705.00 New Target: GBX 705.00 Maintain

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $22.79 million activity. Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080 worth of stock. Shares for $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A on Friday, December 22. On Friday, January 5 Murphy James P. sold $937,421 worth of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) or 5,000 shares. $809,578 worth of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) shares were sold by ZOOK DENNIS R. Another trade for 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 was made by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. 5,000 shares were sold by Rose Timothy L., worth $966,000. On Thursday, February 1 the insider MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $580,230.

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 185.13% above currents GBX 464 stock price. Costain Group PLC had 67 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Peel Hunt maintained Costain Group plc (LON:COST) rating on Thursday, June 30. Peel Hunt has “Buy” rating and GBX 450 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Investec on Monday, August 17. Investec maintained Costain Group plc (LON:COST) rating on Wednesday, January 6. Investec has “Buy” rating and GBX 410 target. The stock of Costain Group plc (LON:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Friday, September 29. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, July 6. The rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities with “Buy” on Thursday, March 3. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Beaufort Securities maintained Costain Group plc (LON:COST) on Friday, January 6 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, December 21 with “Buy”. Peel Hunt maintained Costain Group plc (LON:COST) on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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. British Columbia Mgmt Corp reported 235,401 shares. Usca Ria Ltd Llc has 0.28% invested in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). 8,586 were reported by Pictet And Cie (Europe) Sa. Northstar Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1,360 shares. Pennsylvania Trust holds 31,477 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Asset Advsr Corp holds 2.16% or 73,925 shares in its portfolio. Aldebaran holds 0.17% or 1,490 shares in its portfolio. Bankshares Of Montreal Can has 0.21% invested in Costain Group plc (LON:COST) for 1.43 million shares. Amica Mutual Insur has 23,542 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Barrett Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com owns 32,059 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Tradition Management Ltd has 7,769 shares. Sns Finance Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Costain Group plc (LON:COST). Gardner Lewis Asset Mgmt L P reported 33,751 shares. Cypress Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company (Wy), a Wyoming-based fund reported 2,540 shares. One Management Limited Liability reported 1,250 shares stake.

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 489.95 million GBP. It operates in two divisions, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. It has a 16.75 P/E ratio. The Natural Resources segment engages in the water, power, and gas and oil markets.

The stock increased 0.28% or GBX 2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 464. About 8,532 shares traded. Costain Group plc (LON:COST) has 0.00% since March 8, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Electrocomponents plc, together with its subsidiaries, distributes various electronics and industrial products in Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Central Europe, the Asia Pacific, North America, and internationally. The company has market cap of 2.70 billion GBP. The firm distributes semiconductor products, including microcontrollers, voltage regulators, transistors, and diodes; and interconnectors, passives, and electromechanical components, such as resistors, switches, and heavy-duty connectors for industrial applications and power supplies. It has a 25.48 P/E ratio. It also provides automation and control products comprising programmable logic controllers, safety devices, sensors, cables, and pneumatic cylinders for various vertical markets that include the food and beverage, packaging, manufacturing, marine, and gas and oil industries; and tools and consumables, which comprise electronics workbench equipment, electrostatic discharge products and 3D printers, and mechanical tools and lighting, as well as electrical, test, and measurement and safety equipment.

The stock increased 0.20% or GBX 5.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 611.4. About 131,956 shares traded. Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) has 0.00% since March 8, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.