News stories about Costain Group (LON:COST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costain Group earned a news sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of COST opened at GBX 169.60 ($2.22) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 38.67, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.43. Costain Group has a 1 year low of GBX 165.20 ($2.16) and a 1 year high of GBX 470 ($6.14). The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 252.97. The stock has a market cap of $183.01 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.62.
COST has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Costain Group in a report on Friday, June 28th. Finally, Liberum Capital dropped their price target on shares of from GBX 545 ($7.12) to GBX 350 ($4.57) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, June 28th.
In other news, insider Jacqueline de Rojas acquired 1,201 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 333 ($4.35) per share, for a total transaction of £3,999.33 ($5,225.83).
Costain Group Company Profile
Costain Group PLC provides engineering solutions for various energy, water, and transportation infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Infrastructure and Natural Resources. The Infrastructure division operates in the highways, rail, and nuclear markets.
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