News headlines about Costain Group (LON:COST) have trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costain Group earned a news sentiment score of 2.12 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several analysts recently issued reports on COST shares. Numis Securities reissued an “add” rating on shares of Costain Group in a research note on Friday, May 31st. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 545 ($7.12) target price on shares of Costain Group in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 450 ($5.88) target price on shares of Costain Group in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th.
Shares of COST opened at GBX 317 ($4.14) on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.34, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 38.67. Costain Group has a one year low of GBX 298 ($3.89) and a one year high of GBX 482.50 ($6.30). The stock has a market capitalization of $342.07 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.50.
In other Costain Group news, insider Andrew Wyllie sold 34,594 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 355 ($4.64), for a total value of £122,808.70 ($160,471.32). Also, insider Jacqueline de Rojas acquired 1,201 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 333 ($4.35) per share, with a total value of £3,999.33 ($5,225.83).
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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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