Analysts are on the Bearish side about Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) this week.

July 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.19, from 1.4 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 11 investors sold Ashtead Group plc shares while 47 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 70.98 million shares or 0.65% more from 70.52 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Morgan Stanley reported 195,483 shares or 0% of all its holdings. D E Shaw & reported 61,470 shares. Us State Bank De accumulated 3,694 shares. Amer Century Companies Incorporated, Missouri-based fund reported 121,572 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 0.01% stake. Arrow Invest Advisors owns 83,544 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Goodwin Daniel L has 43,923 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Wellington Shields Management Ltd Liability Corp invested in 41,242 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Amalgamated Fincl Bank invested in 10,114 shares or 0% of the stock. Global X Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 1.64M shares. Shell Asset Mgmt invested 0.01% in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Element Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 42,401 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation has 900,645 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has 0.01% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 170,851 shares. Wms Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 261,845 shares.

Since June 29, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $248,407 activity.

Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Ashtead Group PLC had 30 analyst reports since January 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Thursday, January 25. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 11 by Liberum Capital. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, April 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Monday, February 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Berenberg. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 23 report. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Wednesday, March 14. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of AHT in report on Tuesday, June 19 with “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 1700.00 Maintain
20/06/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight New Target: GBX 2500.00 Maintain
20/06/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2500.00 New Target: GBX 2800.00 Maintain
19/06/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2650.00 Maintain
19/06/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2300.00 New Target: GBX 2500.00 Maintain
11/06/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2360.00 New Target: GBX 2650.00 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: BNP Paribas Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 1550.00 New Target: GBX 2050.00 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2500.00 New Target: GBX 2500.00 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2300.00 New Target: GBX 2300.00 Maintain

The stock increased 0.51% or GBX 12 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2355. About 2.07 million shares traded. Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has 0.00% since July 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, rents a range of construction and industrial equipment. The company has market cap of 11.47 billion GBP. It offers equipment for use in lifting, powering, generation, moving, digging, compacting, drilling, supporting, scrubbing, pumping, directing, heating, and ventilating works. It has a 12.11 P/E ratio. The firm provides various types of construction equipment for non-residential construction markets; and facilities management equipment for the maintenance and repair of facilities.

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