Capita (LON:CPI) Hit By HSBC Downgrade. Has GBX 200.00 Target; H&e Equipment Services (HEES)’s Sentiment Is 1.24

Investment analysts at HSBC’s equity division cut Capita (LON:CPI)‘s stock to a Hold on Wednesday morning. The analysts at HSBC have a target of GBX 200.00 on CPI or 0.08% more upside.

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. operates as an integrated equipment services company. The company has market cap of $1.33 billion. The firm rents, sells, and provides parts and service support for hi-lift or aerial work platform equipment, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and industrial lift trucks. It has a 36.69 P/E ratio. It offers heavy construction and industrial equipment for rent on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

The stock decreased 2.24% or GBX 4.45 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 193.85. About 1.94M shares traded. Capita plc (LON:CPI) has 0.00% since February 8, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Capita plc provides customer management, administration, and professional support services to clients in the private and public sectors. The company has market cap of 1.29 billion GBP. The firm offers business process management, business transformation, corporate and administration, customer management, debt solution, digital and software solution, financial, HR and recruitment, information technology, legal, procurement, property and infrastructure, and travel and event services. It has a 129.23 P/E ratio. It provides its services to banking and financial services, insurance, life and pensions, retail, telecoms and media, transport, utilities, central and local government, defense, education, emergency services, health, police and justice, and science sectors.

Among 20 analysts covering Capita Group The PLC (LON:CPI), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Capita Group The PLC has GBX 1445 highest and GBX 1 lowest target. GBX 634.84’s average target is 227.49% above currents GBX 193.85 stock price. Capita Group The PLC had 216 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BNP Paribas maintained it with “Neutral” rating and GBX 950 target in Monday, July 25 report. Shore Capital maintained the shares of CPI in report on Thursday, March 2 with “Sell” rating. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Shore Capital with “Sell” on Thursday, March 23. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Monday, July 25 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Capita plc (LON:CPI) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by HSBC. The stock of Capita plc (LON:CPI) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, July 28. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Shore Capital. The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Neutral” on Thursday, December 3.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of H&E Equipment’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating H&E Equipment, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $24.0 while the high is $28.0. The stock’s average target of $26 is -30.46% below today’s ($37.39) share price. HEES was included in 3 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 31 report. The stock of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 31 by UBS. Longbow upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, January 15 report.

Harvey Partners Llc holds 3.79% of its portfolio in H&E Equipment Services, Inc. for 113,000 shares. Tygh Capital Management Inc. owns 311,293 shares or 1.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Buckingham Capital Management Inc has 1.25% invested in the company for 322,973 shares. The Illinois-based Banced Corp has invested 0.8% in the stock. Capital Management Associates Ny, a New York-based fund reported 18,000 shares.

Analysts await H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.35 per share. HEES’s profit will be $14.97 million for 22.26 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual EPS reported by H&E Equipment Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.74% negative EPS growth.