Were Analysts Bullish Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) This Week?

July 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.18, from 1.08 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 29 investors sold Paragon Banking Group PLC shares while 72 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 35.06 million shares or 1.98% more from 34.38 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Morgan Stanley reported 538,105 shares. Perella Weinberg Prtn Capital Limited Partnership accumulated 0.02% or 10,910 shares. Wells Fargo Co Mn owns 0% invested in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) for 41,383 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 0% or 22 shares in its portfolio. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG). 8,800 were accumulated by Waddell & Reed Financial. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG). Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability accumulated 18,916 shares. Moreover, Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG). Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt, a California-based fund reported 372,719 shares. West Oak Capital Limited Liability Com reported 53 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has 0.01% invested in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG). Parametric Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 38,863 shares. Victory Cap Mngmt holds 1.85 million shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0% in Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG).

Since March 27, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 3 sales for $50.15 million activity. Spradlin Shane M. had sold 2,150 shares worth $103,953. MITSUI & CO LTD sold $50.00 million worth of Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) on Tuesday, March 27. Another trade for 4,000 shares valued at $194,056 was made by THOMPSON H BRIAN on Friday, May 18.

Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Paragon Group of Companies The PLC (LON:PAG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Paragon Group of Companies The PLC had 19 analyst reports since January 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) earned “Add” rating by Peel Hunt on Tuesday, May 8. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 24 by Peel Hunt. The stock of Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Shore Capital. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Thursday, June 21. The firm earned “Add” rating on Thursday, April 26 by Peel Hunt. The stock has “Reduce” rating by Numis Securities on Tuesday, May 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Liberum Capital. Peel Hunt maintained Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) on Tuesday, January 23 with “Add” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 3 by Peel Hunt. Below is a list of Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 525.00 Maintain
03/07/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 Upgrade
03/07/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
21/06/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 650.00 New Target: GBX 650.00 Maintain
29/05/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Reduce Old Target: GBX 452.00 Upgrade
24/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 510.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
24/05/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 515.00 New Target: GBX 570.00 Maintain
08/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
26/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 510.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 515.00 Maintain

The stock increased 1.07% or GBX 5.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 518.5. About 540,874 shares traded. Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) has 0.00% since July 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Paragon Banking Group PLC, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mortgage and consumer finance businesses in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 1.34 billion GBP. It operates through three divisions: Paragon Mortgages, Idem Capital, and Paragon Bank. It has a 11.52 P/E ratio. It originates and services buy-to-let mortgages to landlords and residential property investors; and provides mortgage related ancillary services, including landlord insurance.

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