Shore Capital Reaffirms a “Buy” Rating on Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH); Spf Beheer Bv Has Decreased Ppg Industries (PPG) Stake

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Spf Beheer Bv decreased Ppg Industries Inc (PPG) stake by 2.09% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Spf Beheer Bv sold 13,844 shares as Ppg Industries Inc (PPG)’s stock declined 3.68%. The Spf Beheer Bv holds 649,887 shares with $75.92 million value, down from 663,731 last quarter. Ppg Industries Inc now has $25.81 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $103.5. About 2.09M shares traded or 4.13% up from the average. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has risen 7.79% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.76% the S&P500.

Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH) stock had its “Buy” Rating reconfirmed by professional analysts at Shore Capital in a note revealed to clients on Thursday morning.

Among 12 analysts covering Sophos Group Plc (LON:SOPH), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Sophos Group Plc has GBX 865 highest and GBX 226 lowest target. GBX 554.50’s average target is -2.00% below currents GBX 565.8232 stock price. Sophos Group Plc had 99 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Thursday, July 28 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) rating on Tuesday, September 6. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and GBX 290 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Numis Securities given on Thursday, February 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of SOPH in report on Tuesday, May 8 with “Buy” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) on Monday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 24 by Deutsche Bank. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, March 16. The firm has “Add” rating by Numis Securities given on Friday, November 4.

The stock increased 2.88% or GBX 15.8232 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 565.8232. About 872,650 shares traded. Sophos Group plc (LON:SOPH) has 0.00% since May 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company has market cap of 2.65 billion GBP. The firm offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution.

Among 26 analysts covering PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. PPG Industries has $139 highest and $100 lowest target. $121.45’s average target is 17.34% above currents $103.5 stock price. PPG Industries had 81 analyst reports since September 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 17. The stock of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by J.P. Morgan. Citigroup maintained the shares of PPG in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, October 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, May 29. Susquehanna maintained PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies downgraded PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) on Wednesday, May 16 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 11 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) on Tuesday, September 8 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 37 investors sold PPG shares while 245 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 197 raised stakes. 186.33 million shares or 0.01% more from 186.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Van Strum And Towne invested in 3,233 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.14% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Martingale Asset Mgmt LP holds 116,576 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Co has 16,715 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The New York-based Laurion Cap Mngmt Lp has invested 0.1% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Farmers And Merchants Investments Incorporated owns 0% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) for 114 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.09% invested in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Birch Hill Inv Limited Company stated it has 0.04% in PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG). Appleton Incorporated Ma reported 4,136 shares. 117,891 are owned by Sei Investments. Oppenheimer Asset Inc invested in 0.13% or 43,653 shares. Live Your Vision holds 0% or 100 shares. Prentiss Smith And Inc reported 0.01% stake. Leisure reported 17,614 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 212,170 shares.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.10 million activity. The insider GREINDL JEAN-MARIE sold $1.10M.

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