Moors & Cabot Lowered Orasure Technologies (OSUR) Stake; BT Group plc (BT) Had 6 Bullish Analysts

April 21, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Among 16 analysts covering BT Group plc (NYSE:BT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. BT Group plc had 34 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 5 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Berenberg on Wednesday, January 25 to “Hold”. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 25 by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Monday, April 24. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Monday, September 21. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, June 19 report. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, June 28 to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by Barclays Capital. See BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) latest ratings:

23/02/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Buy Upgrade
21/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Hold Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade

Moors & Cabot Inc decreased Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR) stake by 50% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Moors & Cabot Inc sold 19,000 shares as Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR)’s stock declined 10.85%. The Moors & Cabot Inc holds 19,000 shares with $358,000 value, down from 38,000 last quarter. Orasure Technologies Inc now has $1.06B valuation. The stock decreased 2.11% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $17.18. About 209,796 shares traded. OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) has risen 34.91% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $778,707 activity. TANG STEPHEN S PHD sold $419,247 worth of stock. SMITH BRIAN sold 20,000 shares worth $359,460.

Among 6 analysts covering OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. OraSure Technologies had 25 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) on Thursday, November 2 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, September 10 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 8. Raymond James downgraded the shares of OSUR in report on Monday, June 13 to “Market Perform” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. As per Monday, September 19, the company rating was downgraded by BTIG Research. Jefferies maintained OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) rating on Thursday, August 4. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $8 target. Raymond James upgraded OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) on Thursday, February 9 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 20 by Jefferies.

Moors & Cabot Inc increased Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX) stake by 5,415 shares to 48,757 valued at $3.72 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc stake by 5,754 shares and now owns 27,107 shares. Ppl Corp (NYSE:PPL) was raised too.

Analysts await OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $-0.06 EPS, down 128.57% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.21 per share. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by OraSure Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 45 investors sold OSUR shares while 56 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 53.79 million shares or 2.08% less from 54.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gilder Gagnon Howe And Company Limited Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) for 26,463 shares. Ls Invest Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) for 15,035 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt holds 274,448 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pnc Financial owns 7,426 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.08% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) for 968,899 shares. Pier Cap Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 360,089 shares. Amp Invsts reported 15,600 shares. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership owns 34,498 shares. Raymond James & Assocs accumulated 0% or 41,007 shares. Globeflex Cap LP has 0.36% invested in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR). Art Advsr Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 21,876 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0% or 20,172 shares. Goldman Sachs Inc holds 153,352 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Arrowstreet Cap L P, Massachusetts-based fund reported 402,072 shares. 1.08 million were accumulated by Fred Alger Mgmt Inc.

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