Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT) “Buy” Rating Kept at Liberum Capital; The Target Price per Share is Set to GBX 2030.00; 1 Analysts Covering Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU)

December 7, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Professional analysts at Liberum Capital have GBX 2030.00 target price per share on Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT). Liberum Capital’s target price per share gives a potential upside of 2.11% from the company’s current stock price. The rating was disclosed to clients in an analyst note on Thursday, 7 December.

Among 3 analysts covering Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Perseus Mining Limited had 8 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, April 13. BMO Capital Markets maintained Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU) rating on Monday, April 3. BMO Capital Markets has “” rating and $0.45 target. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. See Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU) latest ratings:

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 33 investors sold Perseus Mining Limited shares while 254 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 270 raised stakes. 267.93 million shares or 1.25% more from 264.62 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fil Ltd holds 0.12% in Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU) or 396,771 shares. 197 are held by S&T National Bank Pa. The Florida-based Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.22% in Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU). The Indiana-based Goelzer Inv Mngmt has invested 1.17% in Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU). Boothbay Fund Management Lc reported 3,896 shares. Schwab Charles Inv reported 1.41M shares. National Bank accumulated 9,452 shares. Mirae Asset Investments Company accumulated 91,148 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Kentucky Retirement Systems reported 0.22% of its portfolio in Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU). Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership, a Connecticut-based fund reported 8,606 shares. Savant Cap Limited Company, Illinois-based fund reported 5,611 shares. Garde Capital Inc accumulated 2,241 shares. Covenant Multifamily Offices Lc reported 32,866 shares. San Francisco Sentry Grp (Ca) reported 40 shares stake. Sg Americas Secs Llc has invested 0.04% in Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU).

Perseus Mining Limited engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, and mining of gold properties in West Africa. The company has market cap of $341.98 million. It holds interests in the Edikan gold mine comprising 480 square kilometers of tenements located in the Republic of Ghana; Sissingué gold mine covering an area of 885 square kilometers located in Côte d’Ivoire; Bélé Gold Project located in Côte d’Ivoire; and Yaouré gold project located in central Côte d’Ivoire. It currently has negative earnings.

The stock increased 3.23% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.32. About 62,039 shares traded. Perseus Mining Limited (TSE:PRU) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.21 earnings per share, up 31.25% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.16 per share. AHT’s profit will be $1.04 million for 2360.71 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Ashtead Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.00% negative EPS growth.

Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, rents a range of construction and industrial equipment. The company has market cap of 9.87 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 18.58 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.54, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 18 investors sold Ashtead Group plc shares while 53 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 68.11 million shares or 5.17% less from 71.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% of its portfolio in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Swiss National Bank accumulated 0% or 158,300 shares. Vanguard Inc reported 0.01% stake. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 545,012 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Trust Com Of Vermont holds 2,900 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 70,044 shares. Moreover, Macquarie Group Limited has 0% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 86,900 shares. 13,426 were reported by Principal Financial Grp. Ameritas Inv Ptnrs Inc owns 6,276 shares. Ameriprise Financial holds 0% or 168,205 shares. 31,900 are owned by Arete Wealth Advisors Limited Company. 75,865 are held by Teachers Insur Annuity Association Of America. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Com invested in 0% or 25,400 shares. Barclays Public Llc reported 83,553 shares. Denver Investment Ltd Liability Company invested in 12,439 shares or 0% of the stock.

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 2400 highest and GBX 660 lowest target. GBX 1744.95’s average target is -12.00% below currents GBX 1983 stock price. Ashtead Group PLC had 197 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, October 14 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, November 28, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. HSBC maintained Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) on Monday, March 13 with “Hold” rating. J.P. Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. BNP Paribas maintained Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) rating on Monday, October 10. BNP Paribas has “Neutral” rating and GBX 1100 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equalwt/In-Line” rating and GBX 1120 target in Tuesday, March 1 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, April 3. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, March 2 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 7 by BNP Paribas. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 11 by BNP Paribas.

The stock increased 0.61% or GBX 12 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1983. About 575,784 shares traded. Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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