Firstgroup plc (LON:FGP) was upgraded by research analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, November 16th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm presently has a GBX 100 ($1.32) target price on the transport operator’s stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 94 ($1.24). Deutsche Bank AG’s price target suggests a potential downside of 4.49% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on FGP. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on shares of Firstgroup plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.10) target price on shares of Firstgroup plc in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Firstgroup plc in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.10) target price on shares of Firstgroup plc in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, HSBC Holdings PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 160 ($2.10) target price on shares of Firstgroup plc in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 142.17 ($1.87).

Shares of Firstgroup plc (FGP) traded down GBX 0.70 ($0.01) during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 104.70 ($1.38). 575,131 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,050,000. Firstgroup plc has a 1-year low of GBX 97.45 ($1.28) and a 1-year high of GBX 154.50 ($2.03).

Firstgroup plc (LON:FGP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The transport operator reported GBX 1.90 ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 1.50 ($0.02) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The business had revenue of GBX 277.13 billion for the quarter. Firstgroup plc had a net margin of 0.04% and a return on equity of 0.21%.

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In other Firstgroup plc news, insider Tim O’Toole purchased 7,126 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 117 ($1.54) per share, with a total value of £8,337.42 ($10,965.96). Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 22,104 shares of company stock valued at $2,500,963.

About Firstgroup plc

FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the United Kingdom and North America. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail. The First Student is a provider of student transportation in North America and operates a fleet of over 47,000 school buses, with over six million student journeys per school day.

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