Boston Partners Lowered Aon Plc (AON) Position; H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) Had 2 Analysts Last Week

May 18, 2018 - By Gary Buckley

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Among 3 analysts covering HT Group PLC (LON:HAT), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. HT Group PLC had 23 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by N+1 Singer with “Not Rated”. The stock of H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) earned “Buy” rating by FinnCap on Monday, November 6. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add” on Tuesday, January 10. The firm has “Add” rating given on Tuesday, March 13 by Numis Securities. The rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Hold” on Friday, August 21. The stock of H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) earned “Add” rating by Numis Securities on Tuesday, August 18. FinnCap maintained H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) on Friday, November 4 with “Buy” rating. Numis Securities downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, August 16 report. The rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Buy” on Friday, August 19. On Monday, January 8 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add”. See H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) latest ratings:

13/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add New Target: GBX 400.00 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 375.00 New Target: GBX 375.00 Maintain

Boston Partners decreased Aon Plc (AON) stake by 15.53% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Boston Partners sold 460,114 shares as Aon Plc (AON)’s stock rose 4.10%. The Boston Partners holds 2.50M shares with $335.32M value, down from 2.96 million last quarter. Aon Plc now has $34.59 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $141.38. About 53,011 shares traded. Aon plc (NYSE:AON) has risen 17.45% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.90% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.77% or GBX 2.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 321. About 3,177 shares traded. H&T Group plc (LON:HAT) has 0.00% since May 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

H&T Group plc primarily provides pawnbroking services in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 120.67 million GBP. It operates in six divisions: Pawnbroking, Gold Purchasing, Retail, Pawnbroking Scrap, Personal Loans, and Other Services. It has a 10.39 P/E ratio. The firm also offers gold purchasing, jewelry retail, cheque cashing, unsecured lending, buyback, foreign exchange, money transfer, and prepaid debit card services.

Among 15 analysts covering Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Aon Corporation had 53 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 4 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14300 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained the shares of AON in report on Friday, April 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, May 8. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. The stock of Aon plc (NYSE:AON) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 30 by Sandler O’Neill.

More important recent Aon plc (NYSE:AON) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Aon Corporation 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 04, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Aon Appoints Eric Andersen and Michael O’Connor as Co-Presidents of the Firm”, Prnewswire.com published: “Aon Reports First Quarter 2018 Results” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about Aon plc (NYSE:AON) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Aon plc (AON) Names Eric Andersen and Michael O’Connor as Co-Presidents” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Analysts await Aon plc (NYSE:AON) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $1.63 earnings per share, up 12.41% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.45 per share. AON’s profit will be $398.76 million for 21.68 P/E if the $1.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.97 actual earnings per share reported by Aon plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -45.12% negative EPS growth.

Boston Partners increased Discover Finl Svcs (NYSE:DFS) stake by 12,640 shares to 12.20 million valued at $938.41M in 2017Q4. It also upped Leucadia Natl Corp (NYSE:LUK) stake by 120,504 shares and now owns 721,792 shares. Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) was raised too.

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