Beaufort Securities Positive On Benchmark Holdings Plc (LON:BMK) with GBX 80.00 Target; Patten Group Has Upped By $1.36 Million Its Hanesbrands (HBI) Stake

Equity research analysts at Beaufort Securities initiated coverage on Benchmark Holdings Plc (LON:BMK) with a “Speculative Buy” rating. The PT for BMK is set to GBX 80.00. It suggests a potential upside of 18.82% from firm’s previous stock close.

Patten Group Inc increased Hanesbrands Inc (HBI) stake by 1196.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Patten Group Inc acquired 56,495 shares as Hanesbrands Inc (HBI)’s stock declined 1.43%. The Patten Group Inc holds 61,215 shares with $1.51 million value, up from 4,720 last quarter. Hanesbrands Inc now has $8.38B valuation. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $22.98. About 4.15 million shares traded. Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) has declined 23.23% since January 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.93% the S&P500.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $732,156 activity. Marsh John T. had sold 10,325 shares worth $250,536 on Monday, August 28. On Friday, August 4 MOSS RICHARD D sold $481,620 worth of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) or 20,000 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Hanesbrands has $42 highest and $20 lowest target. $27.38’s average target is 19.15% above currents $22.98 stock price. Hanesbrands had 49 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, August 24, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by Oppenheimer. Morgan Stanley maintained Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) on Thursday, November 2 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 7. The stock of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Friday, February 3. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 43 investors sold HBI shares while 189 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 188 raised stakes. 334.65 million shares or 1.31% more from 330.33 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Diligent Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 21,261 shares. Fdx Inc owns 0.08% invested in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) for 117,705 shares. Wisconsin-based Sii Investments Wi has invested 0.04% in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI). Millennium Limited Liability holds 9,755 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.02% in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI). 35,892 were reported by Davenport And Co Ltd Liability Co. Moreover, Proshare Advsrs has 0.01% invested in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) for 33,887 shares. Sabal Trust has invested 2.55% of its portfolio in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI). Aperio Group Ltd Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) for 193,946 shares. Ngam LP reported 125,171 shares stake. Tealwood Asset holds 2.01% or 227,655 shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma holds 0.01% or 2,750 shares in its portfolio. 154 were reported by Contravisory Investment Mgmt. 662,884 were reported by Hahn Capital Management Lc. Wellington Shields And Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.07% in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI).

Patten Group Inc decreased Ishares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF) stake by 4,335 shares to 35,721 valued at $4.47 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 6,480 shares and now owns 4,625 shares. Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) was reduced too.

Benchmark Holdings plc provides technical services, products, and specialist knowledge for the development of food and farming industries worldwide. The company has market cap of 351.71 million GBP. It operates through Animal Health, Breeding and Genetics, Advanced Animal Nutrition, Sustainability Science, and Technical Publishing divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The Animal Health division makes licensed vaccines and antigens for farm, aquatic, and companion animals, as well as engages in the contract manufacturing of veterinary vaccines.

Among 4 analysts covering Benchmark Holdings Plc (LON:BMK), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Benchmark Holdings Plc has GBX 102 highest and GBX 68 lowest target. GBX 76.50’s average target is 13.62% above currents GBX 67.33 stock price. Benchmark Holdings Plc had 14 analyst reports since May 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Benchmark Holdings plc (LON:BMK) has “Add” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Numis Securities. The rating was upgraded by Kepler Cheuvreux to “Buy” on Monday, September 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Berenberg given on Thursday, February 9. The stock of Benchmark Holdings plc (LON:BMK) earned “Buy” rating by Kepler Cheuvreux on Wednesday, December 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Kepler Cheuvreux. Numis Securities upgraded Benchmark Holdings plc (LON:BMK) on Tuesday, December 12 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The firm has “Add” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Numis Securities. Berenberg maintained Benchmark Holdings plc (LON:BMK) on Tuesday, April 25 with “Buy” rating.

The stock decreased 3.12% or GBX 2.17 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 67.33. About 68,850 shares traded. Benchmark Holdings plc (LON:BMK) has 0.00% since January 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.