Numis Gives Spectris PLC (LON:SXS) GBX 2800.00 Target; State Auto Financial (STFC) Sentiment Is 1.62

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. The company has market cap of $1.24 billion. It operates through four divisions: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty Insurance, and Investment Operations. It has a 44.88 P/E ratio. The Personal Insurance segment primarily provides personal automobile and homeowners insurance products to the personal insurance market.

Numis has raised Spectris PLC (LON:SXS) stock to a “Hold” in a analysts note sent to investors on 20 February, and has set a 12-month target price per share at GBX 2800.00. This target is -0.80% from SXS’s last price.

Spectris plc manufactures and sells measuring instruments and controls worldwide. The company has market cap of 3.33 billion GBP. It operates through four divisions: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation, and Industrial Controls. It has a 296.6 P/E ratio. The Materials Analysis segment provides services and products, which enable clients to determine structure, composition, quantity, and quality of particles and materials during their research and development processes, when assessing materials before production, or during the manufacturing process.

Among 19 analysts covering Spectris PLC (LON:SXS), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Spectris PLC has GBX 2940 highest and GBX 1600 lowest target. GBX 2450.83’s average target is -12.09% below currents GBX 2788 stock price. Spectris PLC had 161 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Spectris plc (LON:SXS) has “Buy/Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, September 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 12 by Liberum Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, January 26. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of SXS in report on Wednesday, February 17 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Monday, February 1. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold” on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, July 24 with “Overweight”.

The stock increased 1.83% or GBX 50 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2788. About 103,264 shares traded. Spectris plc (LON:SXS) has 0.00% since February 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Force Capital Management Llc holds 1.67% of its portfolio in State Auto Financial Corporation for 58,176 shares. Minerva Advisors Llc owns 33,863 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc has 0.25% invested in the company for 430,341 shares. The Georgia-based Earnest Partners Llc has invested 0.2% in the stock. Grace & White Inc Ny, a New York-based fund reported 34,200 shares.