BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT) Stock Rating Kept by Analysts at Exane BNP Paribas; Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) Covered By 5 Bullish Analysts Last Week

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Among 6 analysts covering Costain Group PLC (LON:COST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Costain Group PLC has GBX 4600 highest and GBX 367 lowest target. GBX 1323’s average target is 181.35% above currents GBX 470.24 stock price. Costain Group PLC had 67 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, August 30 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Wednesday, January 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by Liberum Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 4 by Liberum Capital. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 1 report. The stock of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 17 by Investec. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, July 6 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Beaufort Securities on Thursday, March 3 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, December 21. See Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) latest ratings:

08/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 545.00 New Target: GBX 545.00 Maintain

In an analyst note revealed to investors on Thursday morning, Exane BNP Paribas kept their “Neutral” rating on BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT)‘s stock.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 15 insider sales for $22.24 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $3.86M was made by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18. Another trade for 12,393 shares valued at $2.41M was made by Miller Russell D on Thursday, April 19. Hines Daniel M. sold 5,000 shares worth $943,080. Shares for $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. 3,000 Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) shares with value of $589,470 were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W. MOULTON PAUL G sold 6,985 shares worth $1.31 million. Rose Timothy L. also sold $2.21M worth of Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) on Thursday, March 22.

Costain Group Plc provides engineering solutions for various energy, water, and transportation infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. The company has market cap of 499.07 million GBP. It operates in two divisions, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. It has a 15.37 P/E ratio. The Natural Resources segment engages in the water, power, and gas and oil markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 64 investors sold Costain Group PLC shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Qs Ltd Liability invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). London Of Virginia invested in 1,730 shares or 0% of the stock. Accredited Invsts holds 2,097 shares. King Luther Mgmt Corp holds 9,440 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. First Interstate Financial Bank has 1.46% invested in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) for 36,986 shares. Gradient Investments Lc holds 0% or 256 shares in its portfolio. Great Lakes Llc has invested 0.03% in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). Private Wealth Prtnrs Limited Liability Company has 43,873 shares for 1.51% of their portfolio. Chevy Chase has 432,541 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Monroe Savings Bank Tru Mi invested in 0.01% or 100 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd has invested 0.2% in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST). Old Second State Bank Of Aurora accumulated 608 shares. Dynamic Cap Mngmt Limited has 9,918 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio. Benin Management invested in 0.63% or 8,500 shares. Thompson Rubinstein Invest Mngmt Inc Or stated it has 3.29% in Costain Group PLC (LON:COST).

The stock increased 0.05% or GBX 0.24 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 470.24. About 5,679 shares traded. Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) has 0.00% since May 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.55% or GBX 9.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1734.6. About 1.30 million shares traded. BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) has 0.00% since May 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

BHP Billiton Plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company has market cap of 92.34 billion GBP. It operates through four divisions: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. It has a 19.69 P/E ratio. The firm explores for copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, and iron ores, as well as metallurgical coal, thermal energy coal, and gas and oil properties.

Among 31 analysts covering BHP Billiton PLC (LON:BLT), 12 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. BHP Billiton PLC has GBX 1900 highest and GBX 515 lowest target. GBX 1258.18’s average target is -27.47% below currents GBX 1734.6 stock price. BHP Billiton PLC had 511 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, May 27. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, March 14 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by HSBC on Thursday, April 13 with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley upgraded it to “Overweight” rating and GBX 1200 target in Wednesday, October 7 report. Deutsche Bank maintained BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) rating on Thursday, January 21. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and GBX 935 target. The stock of BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 18. On Monday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 7 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 16. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 9 by JP Morgan.