Berenberg Bank Lowers Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) Price Target to GBX 331

Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) had its price target cut by investment analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 344 ($4.49) to GBX 331 ($4.33) in …

Direct Line Insurance Group logoDirect Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) had its price target cut by investment analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 344 ($4.49) to GBX 331 ($4.33) in a note issued to investors on Thursday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Berenberg Bank’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 16.02% from the company’s current price.

Several other research firms have also issued reports on DLG. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group from GBX 360 ($4.70) to GBX 345 ($4.51) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, July 8th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a report on Wednesday, July 31st. Numis Securities lowered shares of Direct Line Insurance Group to a “reduce” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a report on Monday, July 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 355.73 ($4.65).

Shares of DLG stock opened at GBX 285.30 ($3.73) on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $3.91 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.14. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 313.36 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 331.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 16.68. Direct Line Insurance Group has a 52-week low of GBX 285.80 ($3.73) and a 52-week high of GBX 366.60 ($4.79).

About Direct Line Insurance Group

Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance products and services in the United Kingdom. It operates through Motor, Home, Rescue and Other Personal Lines, and Commercial segments. The company offers personal motor, home, and rescue insurance products, as well as other personal line insurance products, including travel, pet, and creditor products; and commercial insurance for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) Hits New 12-Month Low at $285.00

Shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 285 ($3.72) …

Direct Line Insurance Group logoShares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 285 ($3.72) and last traded at GBX 286.80 ($3.75), with a volume of 319533 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 287.70 ($3.76).

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DLG shares. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Numis Securities downgraded Direct Line Insurance Group to a “reduce” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on Direct Line Insurance Group from GBX 360 ($4.70) to GBX 345 ($4.51) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Direct Line Insurance Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 356.91 ($4.66).

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 16.68, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.34. The business has a 50 day moving average of GBX 313.36 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 331.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.18.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 7.20 ($0.09) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.27%. Direct Line Insurance Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.67%.

About Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG)

Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides general insurance products and services in the United Kingdom. It operates through Motor, Home, Rescue and Other Personal Lines, and Commercial segments. The company offers personal motor, home, and rescue insurance products, as well as other personal line insurance products, including travel, pet, and creditor products; and commercial insurance for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Advisor Group Inc. Lowers Stock Holdings in Alteryx Inc (NYSE:AYX)

Advisor Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of Alteryx Inc (NYSE:AYX) by 58.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent …

Alteryx logoAdvisor Group Inc. reduced its position in shares of Alteryx Inc (NYSE:AYX) by 58.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,719 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,503 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc.’s holdings in Alteryx were worth $732,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Alteryx by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 4,541 shares of the company’s stock valued at $270,000 after acquiring an additional 149 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Alteryx by 5.1% in the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 6,375 shares of the company’s stock valued at $696,000 after acquiring an additional 310 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Alteryx by 70.7% in the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,265 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 524 shares in the last quarter. FNY Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Alteryx in the second quarter valued at $80,000. Finally, SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Alteryx by 22.1% in the second quarter. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $513,000 after acquiring an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.52% of the company’s stock.

In other Alteryx news, Director Timothy I. Maudlin sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.07, for a total value of $1,291,050.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Robert Scott Jones sold 1,599 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.03, for a total value of $137,561.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 182,006 shares of company stock worth $20,945,223. 19.82% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Alteryx stock opened at $139.94 on Tuesday. Alteryx Inc has a 1-year low of $42.23 and a 1-year high of $144.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.48. The stock has a market cap of $8.94 billion, a PE ratio of -699.70, a P/E/G ratio of 56.53 and a beta of 1.24. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $125.75 and its two-hundred day moving average is $96.30.

Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.09. Alteryx had a negative return on equity of 1.93% and a negative net margin of 1.71%. The company had revenue of $82.04 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $76.60 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.09) earnings per share. Alteryx’s quarterly revenue was up 59.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts expect that Alteryx Inc will post 0.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on AYX shares. Cowen increased their price objective on Alteryx from $112.00 to $137.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 26th. Bank of America increased their price objective on Alteryx from $126.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on Alteryx from $93.00 to $120.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Needham & Company LLC increased their price objective on Alteryx from $120.00 to $139.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, Wedbush increased their price objective on Alteryx from $93.00 to $123.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $120.16.

Alteryx Profile

Alteryx, Inc operates a self-service data analytics software platform that enables organizations to enhance business outcomes and the productivity of their business analysts, data scientists, and citizen data scientists worldwide. Its software platform includes Alteryx Designer, a data profiling, preparation, blending, and analytics product used to create visual workflows or analytic processes; Alteryx Server, a server-based product for scheduling, sharing, and running analytic processes and applications in a Web-based environment; Alteryx Connect, a collaborative data exploration platform for discovering information assets and sharing recommendations across the enterprise; and Alteryx Promote, an analytics model management product for data scientists and analytics teams to build, manage, monitor, and deploy predictive models into real-time production applications.

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FNY Investment Advisers LLC Invests $302000 in Crowdstrike Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRWD)

FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in Crowdstrike Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRWD) in the second quarter, according to the company in …

Crowdstrike logoFNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in Crowdstrike Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRWD) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 4,434 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $302,000.

Separately, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Crowdstrike during the 2nd quarter valued at $412,000. 2.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

CRWD has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Crowdstrike in a report on Monday, July 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. JMP Securities began coverage on Crowdstrike in a research report on Monday, July 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $80.00 price objective for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Crowdstrike in a research report on Monday, July 8th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $75.00 price objective for the company. Macquarie lifted their price objective on Crowdstrike from $75.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Crowdstrike in a research note on Monday, July 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $66.00 price objective on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Crowdstrike currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $86.12.

In other news, major shareholder Capitalg Lp acquired 140,000 shares of Crowdstrike stock in a transaction on Friday, June 14th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $34.00 per share, with a total value of $4,760,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Sameer K. Gandhi acquired 650,000 shares of Crowdstrike stock in a transaction on Friday, June 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $34.00 per share, with a total value of $22,100,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

CRWD stock opened at $88.88 on Tuesday. Crowdstrike Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $56.00 and a 12-month high of $101.88. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $86.87.

Crowdstrike (NASDAQ:CRWD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The company reported ($0.47) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $96.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $95.60 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 103.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Crowdstrike Holdings Inc will post -1.07 EPS for the current year.

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Cowen Raises XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) Price Target to $92.00

Baupost Group LLC MA purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $86,715,000. Norges Bank purchased a new …

XPO Logistics Inc logoXPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) had its price objective lifted by Cowen from $84.00 to $92.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, August 2nd, Stock Target Advisor reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the transportation company’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank set a $81.00 price target on shares of XPO Logistics and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, April 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of XPO Logistics from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on shares of XPO Logistics from $65.00 to $73.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of XPO Logistics in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. They set a neutral rating and a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $68.00 price objective on shares of XPO Logistics and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, July 8th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $83.17.

XPO Logistics stock traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $67.53. 478,870 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,183,565. XPO Logistics has a one year low of $41.05 and a one year high of $116.27. The stock has a market cap of $6.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 2.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $64.97 and a 200-day moving average price of $58.46.

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $4.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.37 billion. XPO Logistics had a net margin of 2.16% and a return on equity of 11.92%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.98 EPS. Sell-side analysts predict that XPO Logistics will post 3.82 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of XPO. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of XPO Logistics by 76.8% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,095,856 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $596,290,000 after purchasing an additional 4,818,377 shares during the period. Lyrical Asset Management LP purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $176,926,000. Baupost Group LLC MA purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $86,715,000. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $63,017,000. Finally, ValueAct Holdings L.P. purchased a new stake in XPO Logistics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $57,810,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.29% of the company’s stock.

About XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics, Inc provides transportation and logistics services in the United States, North America, France, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The company’s Transportation segment offers freight brokerage services comprising truck brokerage, intermodal, drayage, and expedite services; last mile services, primarily asset-light; density and day-definite regional, inter-regional, and transcontinental less-than-truckload freight services; full truckload services for transactional transportation of packaged goods, high cube products, and bulk goods; logistics services for domestic, cross-border, and international shipments; and managed transportation services.

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