Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (ASCMA) Analysts See $-2.22 EPS; Saga plc (LON:SAGA) Covered By 6 Bulls

February 15, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Among 10 analysts covering Saga (LON:SAGA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Saga had 105 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by JP Morgan. The stock of Saga plc (LON:SAGA) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of SAGA in report on Thursday, October 1 with “Neutral” rating. As per Monday, February 15, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, March 17. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of SAGA in report on Tuesday, December 19 to “Sector Performer” rating. Beaufort Securities maintained Saga plc (LON:SAGA) on Thursday, March 30 with “Buy” rating. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of SAGA in report on Monday, April 4 with “Buy” rating. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of SAGA in report on Wednesday, September 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 6 with “Outperform”. See Saga plc (LON:SAGA) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Maintain
13/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 190.00 New Target: GBX 140.00 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 195.00 New Target: GBX 195.00 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Sector Performer Old Target: GBX 250.00 New Target: GBX 135.00 Downgrade
19/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 240.00 New Target: GBX 195.00 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 190.00 New Target: GBX 190.00 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Downgrade
07/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 215.00 New Target: GBX 190.00 Maintain
07/12/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 187.00 Maintain
06/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 250.00 New Target: GBX 250.00 Maintain

Analysts expect Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) to report $-2.22 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.71 EPS change or 47.02% from last quarter’s $-1.51 EPS. After having $-2.39 EPS previously, Ascent Capital Group, Inc.’s analysts see -7.11% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $6.34. About 59,157 shares traded. Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) has declined 24.02% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.72% the S&P500.

The stock increased 1.12% or GBX 1.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 117.3. About 703,384 shares traded. Saga plc (LON:SAGA) has 0.00% since February 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Saga plc provides insurance, travel, personal finance, and healthcare services and products in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 1.31 billion GBP. The firm operates through three divisions: Insurance, Travel, and Emerging Businesses and Central Costs. It has a 8.62 P/E ratio. It offers car, caravan, motorhome, breakdown cover, home, landlord, holiday home, home emergency, pet, travel, boat, health, personal accident, and life insurance, as well as accidental death benefit products.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $74.43 million. The firm provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises. It currently has negative earnings. It also offers home automation services, including remote activation and control of security systems, support for video monitoring, flood sensors, automated garage door and door lock capabilities, and thermostat integration; hands-free two-way interactive voice communication between its monitoring center and customers; and customer service and technical support related to home monitoring systems and HomeTouch.

Since September 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $9.49 million activity. Pohl Michael J also sold $29,828 worth of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASCMA) on Wednesday, September 27. Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Fund Ltd. sold $9.46 million worth of stock.

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