$-0.12 EPS Expected for Cerus (CERS); 14 Analysts Covering Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT)

February 6, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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 had 220 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 18 report. The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Outperform” on Monday, August 3. The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 4. Peel Hunt maintained Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) on Wednesday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) earned “Hold” rating by HSBC on Monday, March 13. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, April 21 by JP Morgan. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, January 28 by JP Morgan. The stock of Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, September 8. See Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) latest ratings:

05/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2140.00 New Target: GBX 2360.00 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 2450.00 New Target: GBX 2450.00 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2300.00 New Target: GBX 2300.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 2263.00 New Target: GBX 2540.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2200.00 New Target: GBX 2300.00 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 2450.00 New Target: GBX 2450.00 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 2400.00 New Target: GBX 2800.00 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Investec Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2700.00 New Target: GBX 2700.00 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 2400.00 New Target: GBX 2450.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 2200.00 New Target: GBX 2200.00 Maintain




Analysts expect Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) to report $-0.12 EPS on March, 6.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter’s $-0.13 EPS. After having $-0.12 EPS previously, Cerus Corporation’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $3.94. About 1.10M shares traded. Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has declined 40.83% since February 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.53% the S&P500.

Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, rents a range of construction and industrial equipment. The company has market cap of 9.89 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 18.15 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 increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold Ashtead Group plc shares while 45 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 65.97 million shares or 3.13% less from 68.11 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Clear Harbor Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 233,663 shares stake. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). James Inv Research reported 243,750 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability reported 10,821 shares. Spirit Of America Ny stated it has 0.13% in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Moreover, Glenmede Na has 0% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Ellington Grp Lc reported 15,800 shares stake. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) accumulated 23 shares or 0% of the stock. Foundry Prns Ltd Liability stated it has 1.07M shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) for 4.89M shares. Kbc Gp Nv holds 0.01% or 93,621 shares. Moreover, State Street Corporation has 0% invested in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Wms Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp holds 261,845 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT). Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt stated it has 248,505 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

The stock decreased 1.82% or GBX 37 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1998. About 2.89M shares traded or 43.31% up from the average. Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has 0.00% since February 6, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 9 investors sold Cerus Corporation shares while 22 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 57.26 million shares or 0.28% less from 57.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blackrock has 0% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 8.34M shares. Creative Planning has invested 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Lakeview Prns Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). 58,633 were reported by Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Art Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 90,269 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0% invested in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) for 48,000 shares. Stoneridge Inv Prtn Ltd stated it has 0.02% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Berson And Corrado Lc owns 72,925 shares. Ardsley Advisory reported 80,000 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag reported 1.64 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Ohio-based Budros Ruhlin Roe Incorporated has invested 0.04% in Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS). Da Davidson And holds 112,832 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 29,399 were accumulated by Raub Brock Cap Mngmt Lp. 163,498 are owned by California State Teachers Retirement.

Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company, focuses on developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. The company has market cap of $455.29 million. The Company’s INTERCEPT Blood System is based on its proprietary technology for controlling biological replication; and targets and inactivates blood-borne pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites, as well as harmful white blood cells, while preserving the therapeutic properties of platelet, plasma, and red blood cell transfusion products. It currently has negative earnings. The company's INTERCEPT Blood Systems for platelets and plasma are designed to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in platelets and plasma donated for transfusion; and INTERCEPT Blood System for red blood cells to inactivate blood-borne pathogens in red blood cells donated for transfusion.

Among 5 analysts covering Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Cerus had 10 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush downgraded Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on Thursday, December 17 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 11. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6.0 target in Thursday, October 5 report. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of CERS in report on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 30 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 19 by BTIG Research. Robert W. Baird maintained Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) on Wednesday, January 24 with “Buy” rating. BTIG Research maintained Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) rating on Friday, May 26. BTIG Research has “Buy” rating and $500 target.

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