Pets At Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) Investors: Numis Keeps “Buy” Rating; Westport Innovations Has 1.61 Sentiment

May 22, 2018 - By George Granger

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In a research report issued to clients on Tuesday morning, Numis maintained their “Buy” rating on Pets At Home Group Plc (LON:PETS)‘s stock.

Westport Innovations Inc (WPRT) investors sentiment increased to 1.61 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.61, from 1 in 2017Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 45 investment professionals increased or started new positions, while 28 decreased and sold stock positions in Westport Innovations Inc. The investment professionals in our database now own: 26.10 million shares, up from 20.27 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Westport Innovations Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 15 Increased: 18 New Position: 27.

More notable recent Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Westport Fuel Systems Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results” on May 10, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Clean Energy Fuels Corp Stock Up 10%: Here’s What’s Happening” published on May 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Westport Fuel Systems to sell CNG compressor business” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Why Dell Technologies, Nektar Therapeutics, and Westport Fuel Systems Jumped Today” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Westport Fuel +3% as Q1 loss edges lower than a year ago” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a transportation technology company, provides low-emission engine and fuel system technologies utilizing gaseous fuels in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The company has market cap of $396.31 million. The firm operates in four divisions: Automotive, Industrial, Corporate and Technology Investments, and Cummins Westport Joint Venture. It currently has negative earnings. It designs, makes, and sells compressed natural gas , liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) components and systems to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers.

The stock increased 0.33% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $3. About 778,601 shares traded or 17.04% up from the average. Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (WPRT) has risen 127.01% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 115.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT) to report earnings on August, 13. They expect $-0.02 earnings per share, up 83.33% or $0.10 from last year’s $-0.12 per share. After $-0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Westport Fuel Systems Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -80.00% EPS growth.

Pembroke Management Ltd holds 1.9% of its portfolio in Westport Fuel Systems Inc. for 3.91 million shares. Hood River Capital Management Llc owns 5.09 million shares or 1.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Grace & White Inc Ny has 1.06% invested in the company for 1.40 million shares. The New York-based G2 Investment Partners Management Llc has invested 0.42% in the stock. Trellus Management Company Llc, a New York-based fund reported 80,000 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Pets At Home Group Plc (LON:PETS), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Pets At Home Group Plc has GBX 360 highest and GBX 145 lowest target. GBX 217.80’s average target is 49.35% above currents GBX 145.83 stock price. Pets At Home Group Plc had 113 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by HSBC on Tuesday, November 22 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, March 31. HSBC maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. Berenberg maintained the shares of PETS in report on Friday, August 21 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Monday, September 21 with “Buy”. The firm has “Add” rating by Numis Securities given on Thursday, January 19. The stock of Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 20 by Goldman Sachs. Shore Capital maintained the shares of PETS in report on Tuesday, November 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, September 28 by Liberum Capital. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 12 by Berenberg.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.76 million activity. Another trade for 40,000 shares valued at $2.06 million was made by AKDAG MENDERES on Thursday, January 11. 5,000 shares valued at $241,900 were sold by KORN RONALD J on Monday, January 29. The insider FULGONI GIAN sold $887,600.

The stock decreased 7.70% or GBX 12.17 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 145.83. About 4.32M shares traded or 112.29% up from the average. Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) has 0.00% since May 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $0.64 earnings per share, up 42.22% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.45 per share. PETS’s profit will be $3.20M for 56.96 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual earnings per share reported by Pets at Home Group Plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.38 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 36 investors sold Pets at Home Group Plc shares while 43 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 17.75 million shares or 9.72% less from 19.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Invesco Limited owns 160,667 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fisher Asset Management Limited Company holds 0.01% in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) or 143,513 shares. Oaktop Mgmt Ii Limited Partnership holds 3.42% or 373,675 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Inc holds 0.01% or 2.59M shares in its portfolio. Maryland-based Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS). National Bank Of America De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS). New York State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 72,778 shares. Fund Mgmt has invested 0% in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS). Legal & General Public Limited Com has invested 0% in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS). Jpmorgan Chase And Commerce has invested 0% in Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS). North Star Invest invested in 95,842 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% or 10,600 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al accumulated 52,200 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Royal State Bank Of Canada holds 37,821 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 113,473 shares.

Pets at Home Group Plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialist retailer of pet food, pet related products, and pet accessories in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 729.15 million GBP. The firm offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds. It has a 10.2 P/E ratio. It also provides pet accessories, including collars and leads, feeding bowls, clothing, toys, travel, and training products for dogs and cats; housing, bedding, and enrichment products for small animals; and health and hygiene products for various pet types.

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