Jefferies International Reaffirms Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) As Hold; Has Price Target Of GBX 155.00; K12 Has 1.53 Sentiment

December 8, 2017 - By Louis Casey

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, together with its subsidiaries, provides online curriculum, software systems, and educational services to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $665.87 million. It manages virtual and blended public schools. It has a 109.59 P/E ratio. The firm also offers curriculum and technology solutions; full-time virtual and blended programs, semester courses, and supplemental educational products; teacher training, teaching, and other support services to public schools, school districts, private schools, charter schools, early childhood learning centers, and corporate partners.

In a research report published on Friday, 8 December, Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) stock had its Hold Rating reaffirmed by equity analysts at Jefferies International. They currently have a GBX 155.00 target price per share on company. Jefferies International’s target indicates a potential upside of 6.93% from the company’s last stock close.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.49 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 15 investors sold Centrica plc shares while 48 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 269.56 million shares or 0.16% more from 269.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Bancorp Of New York Mellon accumulated 316,940 shares or 0% of the stock. 163,354 are held by Cap One Natl Association. 14,176 were accumulated by Credit Suisse Ag. Meeder Asset Mngmt holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Centrica plc (LON:CNA) for 29,325 shares. North Star Invest Mngmt Corp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 146,000 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aperio Grp Llc reported 0.05% in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Northern holds 0% or 227,038 shares. Panagora Asset holds 0% or 5,041 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0.01% or 29,208 shares in its portfolio. Pacifica Invests Limited has 203,388 shares. Heartland Advisors Incorporated reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Centrica plc (LON:CNA). Sg Americas Ltd Liability Com, a New York-based fund reported 3,181 shares. Hanson And Doremus Invest Management invested in 189 shares.

Analysts await Centrica plc (LON:CNA) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.78 earnings per share, down 4.88% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.82 per share. CNA’s profit will be $43.61 million for 46.44 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Centrica plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 34.48% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.07% or GBX 0.1 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 144.9. About 4.34 million shares traded. Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has 0.00% since December 8, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Centrica PLC (LON:CNA), 7 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Centrica PLC has GBX 320 highest and GBX 125 lowest target. GBX 197.52’s average target is 36.31% above currents GBX 144.9 stock price. Centrica PLC had 245 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, June 12. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 31 by Jefferies. Citigroup reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 1 report. BNP Paribas maintained the shares of CNA in report on Monday, April 4 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 11 by Citigroup. The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Monday, January 9 by BNP Paribas. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Deutsche Bank.

Centrica plc operates as an integrated energy firm in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, North America, Norway, and internationally. The company has market cap of 8.10 billion GBP. The firm operates through Energy Supply & Services–UK & Ireland, Energy Supply & Services–North America, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power, Energy Marketing & Trading, Exploration & Production, Central Power Generation, and Centrica Storage divisions. It has a 14.07 P/E ratio. It supplies gas and electricity to residential, business, and industrial customers, as well as provision of energy-related services; and engages in the power generation activities.

The stock decreased 2.72% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $16.11. About 290,412 shares traded or 76.07% up from the average. K12 Inc. (LRN) has risen 71.24% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, down 23.33% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.3 per share. LRN’s profit will be $9.51M for 17.51 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.21 actual earnings per share reported by K12 Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -209.52% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $104,496 activity.

Technology Crossover Management Vii Ltd. holds 2.94% of its portfolio in K12 Inc. for 4.00 million shares. Highland Capital Management Lp owns 1.47 million shares or 1.12% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Palisade Capital Management Llc Nj has 0.74% invested in the company for 1.11 million shares. The New York-based Lucus Advisors Llc has invested 0.48% in the stock. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 88,990 shares.

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