Numis Kept BTG PLC (LON:BTG) as “Buy”; Esco Technologies (ESE)’s Sentiment Is 1.29

May 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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In a note revealed by Numis on Friday morning, BTG PLC (LON:BTG) stock “Buy” was reiterated.

Esco Technologies Inc (ESE) investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.11, from 1.4 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 72 funds started new and increased positions, while 56 decreased and sold stakes in Esco Technologies Inc. The funds in our database reported: 23.84 million shares, up from 23.77 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Esco Technologies Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 10 Reduced: 46 Increased: 52 New Position: 20.

ESCO Technologies Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and supplies engineered products and systems for utility, industrial, aerospace, and commercial applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.46 billion. The companyÂ’s Filtration segment supplies filtration and fluid control products, including filter elements, manifolds, assemblies, modules, indicators, custom and standard valves, filters, regulators, actuators, and other related components; and elastomeric signature reduction solutions. It has a 18.88 P/E ratio. The Company’s RF Shielding and Test segment creates and makes RF test facilities, acoustic test enclosures, RF and magnetically shielded rooms, secure communication facilities, RF measurement systems, and broadcast and recording studios; and components, such as RF absorptive materials, RF filters, active compensation systems, antennas, antenna masts, turntables, electric and magnetic probes, RF test cells, proprietary measurement software, and other test accessories to perform various tests.

Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc holds 2.11% of its portfolio in ESCO Technologies Inc. for 913,579 shares. Marshwinds Advisory Co owns 42,270 shares or 1.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pier Capital Llc has 0.95% invested in the company for 91,794 shares. The Maryland-based Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc has invested 0.9% in the stock. Gam Holding Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 280,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $575,427 activity.

The stock increased 1.44% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $56.5. About 96,777 shares traded or 18.59% up from the average. ESCO Technologies Inc. (ESE) has risen 1.50% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Another recent and important ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “ESCO Technologies’ (ESE) CEO Vic Richey on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018.

Analysts await ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.71 EPS, up 39.22% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.51 per share. ESE’s profit will be $18.40 million for 19.89 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by ESCO Technologies Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.92% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 2.46% or GBX 15.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 614. About 490,731 shares traded. BTG plc (LON:BTG) has 0.00% since May 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering BTG PLC (LON:BTG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BTG PLC has GBX 1100 highest and GBX 550 lowest target. GBX 712.30’s average target is 16.01% above currents GBX 614 stock price. BTG PLC had 145 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 15 by Shore Capital. JP Morgan maintained BTG plc (LON:BTG) on Wednesday, January 4 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 16 by Numis Securities. The company was maintained on Friday, December 8 by JP Morgan. The stock of BTG plc (LON:BTG) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, December 15. On Wednesday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, May 20. Numis Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 900 target in Thursday, April 6 report. The stock of BTG plc (LON:BTG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Deutsche Bank.

Analysts await BTG plc (LON:BTG) to report earnings on August, 8. BTG’s profit will be $154,593 for 3837.50 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by BTG plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

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