Jimmy Groombridge Acquires 139 Shares of Firstgroup plc (FGP) Stock
Firstgroup plc (LON:FGP) insider Jimmy Groombridge acquired 139 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 108 ($1.45) per share, with a total value of £150.12 ($202.05).
Firstgroup plc (FGP) opened at GBX 107 ($1.44) on Friday. Firstgroup plc has a 12 month low of GBX 97.45 ($1.31) and a 12 month high of GBX 154.50 ($2.08).
Firstgroup (LON:FGP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The transport operator reported GBX 1.90 ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 1.50 ($0.02) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The company had revenue of GBX 277.13 billion during the quarter. Firstgroup had a net margin of 0.04% and a return on equity of 0.21%.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. HSBC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Firstgroup to a “sector performer” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from GBX 115 ($1.55) to GBX 110 ($1.48) in a report on Thursday, November 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their price objective on shares of Firstgroup from GBX 171 ($2.30) to GBX 163 ($2.19) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.22) price objective on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Firstgroup currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 139.25 ($1.87).
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FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the United Kingdom and North America. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail. The First Student is a provider of student transportation in North America and operates a fleet of over 47,000 school buses, with over six million student journeys per school day.
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