Restaurant Group The PLC (LON:RTN) Stock Reduce Rating Kept at Peel Hunt; The Target Given is GBX 250.00; Nisource Has 1.35 Sentiment

In a research note issued to clients and investors on 5 January, Restaurant Group The PLC (LON:RTN) stock had its Reduce Rating kept by equity research analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 250.00 target on company. Peel Hunt’s target suggests a potential downside of -17.14% from the company’s last stock close.

NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, operates as a regulated natural gas and electric utility firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $8.45 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. It has a 30.63 P/E ratio. It provides natural gas service and transportation to residential, commercial, and industrial customers; generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and provides wholesale and transmission transaction services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold The Restaurant Group plc shares while 343 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 205.51 million shares or 1.55% less from 208.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Mechanics State Bank Department has 0.11% invested in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN). Wealthfront Incorporated reported 16,851 shares. Cibc Mkts Corp has 0.39% invested in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN). State Street has invested 0.2% in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN). At State Bank holds 3,500 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. 285,973 are owned by Td Asset Mngmt Inc. Whitnell has 0.33% invested in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN). Scott Selber accumulated 18,847 shares or 2.03% of the stock. Narwhal owns 1.81% invested in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN) for 39,225 shares. Pennsylvania Com invested in 0.55% or 60,838 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 121,352 shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. First Mercantile Trust Communications has 1,400 shares. Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN). Commonwealth Bank & Trust Of Aus holds 156 shares. Meritage Management invested in 0.68% or 37,137 shares.

Analysts await The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $2.03 earnings per share, up 7.98% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.88 per share. RTN’s profit will be $4.07 million for 37.27 P/E if the $2.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual earnings per share reported by The Restaurant Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.05% EPS growth.

The Restaurant Group plc operates restaurants and pub restaurants in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 606.35 million GBP. The Company’s brands include Frankie & BennyÂ’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Brunning & Price, JoeÂ’s Kitchen, and GarfunkelÂ’s. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also operates TRG concessions that provide casual dining, counter service, coffee shops, pubs, and bars in the United KingdomÂ’s airports and railways.

Among 21 analysts covering Restaurant Group The PLC (LON:RTN), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Restaurant Group The PLC has GBX 860 highest and GBX 250 lowest target. GBX 425’s average target is 40.45% above currents GBX 302.6 stock price. Restaurant Group The PLC had 181 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, March 9 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Friday, August 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 3 by Panmure Gordon. Nomura maintained The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN) on Friday, January 15 with “Reduce” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, December 4. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. Investec maintained the shares of RTN in report on Thursday, March 10 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Peel Hunt to “Add” on Thursday, November 12. Barclays Capital maintained The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN) on Friday, April 22 with “Equal Weight” rating. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $1.08 million activity. 650 shares were sold by Long Letitia A, worth $120,790 on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 3,791 shares valued at $690,304 was made by Lawrence Taylor W on Thursday, August 31. On Monday, October 2 the insider Jimenez Frank R sold $121,723. 829 shares valued at $149,378 were sold by Clark Vernon E on Monday, August 14.

The stock increased 0.60% or GBX 1.8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 302.6. About 39,780 shares traded. The Restaurant Group plc (LON:RTN) has 0.00% since January 5, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $25.09. About 3.43 million shares traded or 30.82% up from the average. NiSource Inc. (NI) has risen 5.02% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.68% the S&P500.

Zimmer Partners Lp holds 5.97% of its portfolio in NiSource Inc. for 10.50 million shares. Reaves W H & Co Inc owns 2.19 million shares or 2.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rbo & Co Llc has 1.79% invested in the company for 268,899 shares. The Wisconsin-based Reinhart Partners Inc. has invested 1.57% in the stock. Hennessy Advisors Inc, a California-based fund reported 1.50 million shares.