Costain Group (LON:COST) Given Daily News Impact Score of 2.00

News coverage about Costain Group (LON:COST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costain Group earned a daily sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of LON:COST traded up GBX 2.40 ($0.03) on Friday, reaching GBX 172 ($2.25). The company had a trading volume of 509,352 shares, compared to its average volume of 226,539. Costain Group has a twelve month low of GBX 171.20 ($2.24) and a twelve month high of GBX 470 ($6.14). The company has a quick ratio of 1.34, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 38.67. The stock has a market cap of $185.19 million and a PE ratio of 5.70. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 276.17.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of in a research note on Friday, May 31st. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Costain Group in a research note on Friday, June 28th. Finally, Liberum Capital lowered their target price on 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 on Thursday, May 2nd. The shares were 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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