Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT) Stock Rating Maintained by Liberum Capital; The GBX 1940.00 Target Indicates 20.83% Potential, Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) Had 9 Bulls

April 21, 2017 - By Michael Collier

In a research report revealed to investors on today, Liberum Capital reconfirmed their Buy rating on Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT)‘s stock. The target price per share suggests a potential upside of 20.83% from firm’s previous close.

Among 17 analysts covering Dunelm Group (LON:DNLM), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Dunelm Group had 129 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) on Monday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) on Monday, December 7 with “Underperform” rating. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, October 7 report. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Thursday, March 30. As per Monday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) on Monday, December 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Wednesday, February 10, the company rating was maintained by Haitong Securities. See Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM) latest ratings:

13/04/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 865.00 New Target: GBX 730.00 Maintain
12/04/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 798.00 Maintain
12/04/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 750.00 New Target: GBX 620.00 Maintain
12/04/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 850.00 New Target: GBX 850.00 Maintain
31/03/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 890.00 New Target: GBX 760.00 Maintain
30/03/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight New Target: GBX 730.00 Initiate
22/03/2017 Broker: HSBC Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 800.00 Maintain
15/03/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral New Target: GBX 640.00 Maintain
01/03/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 750.00 New Target: GBX 750.00 Maintain
13/02/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral New Target: GBX 670.00 Maintain

Among 20 analysts covering Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Ashtead Group PLC has GBX 1940 highest and GBX 660 lowest target. GBX 1570.74’s average target is -1.58% below currents GBX 1596 stock price. Ashtead Group PLC had 162 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 10 by BNP Paribas. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1900 target in Thursday, January 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 6 by Peel Hunt. The company was maintained on Monday, April 25 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) earned “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Thursday, September 3. BNP Paribas maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. BNP Paribas maintained Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) on Monday, December 5 with “Neutral” rating. Berenberg maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 4 report. Beaufort Securities maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 15 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 29 by BNP Paribas.

Ashtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The company has market cap of 7.97 billion GBP. The Firm rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. It has a 16.57 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Sunbelt and A-Plant.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.22, from 1.31 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold Ashtead Group plc shares while 49 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 68.79 million shares or 2.92% more from 66.84 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Institutional Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 3.36 million shares. Pnc Financial Svcs Group Inc Inc Inc owns 110,162 shares. Capital Fund Mgmt holds 0% or 29,000 shares. Daiwa Secs Gru has 0% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 4,200 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank), Switzerland-based fund reported 6,536 shares. Wellington Shields Capital Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Com has 0% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Sumitomo Mitsui Tru owns 82,871 shares. Cutler Capital Mgmt Lc has 0.74% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 203,500 shares. 17,381 were reported by Css Ltd Limited Liability Company Il. Davenport & Com Ltd Llc owns 12,185 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 593,244 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Blackrock invested in 0% or 137,671 shares. Wms Prns Ltd Liability Co holds 0.27% or 261,845 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership, United Kingdom-based fund reported 136,105 shares.

About 631,675 shares traded. Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has risen 33.67% since September 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) to report earnings on May, 4. They expect $0.30 earnings per share, down 16.67% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.36 per share. AHT’s profit will be $29.29M for 5.41 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 87.50% EPS growth.

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