Legal General Group PLC (LON:LGEN) Investors: Shore Capital Reiterates Buy Rating; Last Week Investors Bancorp, Inc. (ISBC) Analysts

December 7, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

In an analyst report published on Thursday morning, Shore Capital maintained their Buy rating on Legal General Group PLC (LON:LGEN)‘s stock.

Among 11 analysts covering Investors Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ISBC), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Investors Bancorp Inc had 19 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, August 31. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Wood. The stock of Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 29 by PiperJaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) rating on Thursday, June 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $15.5000 target. As per Tuesday, December 6, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 29 by Compass Point. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by Barclays Capital. See Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC) latest ratings:

30/11/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
29/11/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
30/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $13 New Target: $14 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Wood Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
27/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
31/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $14.5 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0000 Maintain
13/07/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Overweight Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 0.38% or GBX 1 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 262.7. About 6.24 million shares traded. Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Legal & General Group Plc provides various insurance services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of 15.60 billion GBP. It operates through Legal & General Retirement , Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Savings, and General Insurance (GI) divisions. It has a 10.18 P/E ratio. The LGR segment provides annuity contracts with guaranteed income for a specified time; longevity insurance products for firm pension schemes; and lifetime mortgages.

Among 24 analysts covering Legal General Group PLC (LON:LGEN), 12 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Legal General Group PLC has GBX 325 highest and GBX 180 lowest target. GBX 259.23’s average target is -1.32% below currents GBX 262.7 stock price. Legal General Group PLC had 212 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, September 14. As per Wednesday, September 23, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, March 22. The stock of Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, December 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, December 8 with “Hold”. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by Societe Generale with “Sell”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 9 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and GBX 300 target in Monday, March 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 22 investors sold Investors Bancorp, Inc. shares while 70 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 226.80 million shares or 1.51% less from 230.28 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. North Star Investment owns 11,559 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.01% or 153,668 shares. Cap Fund Management Sa, France-based fund reported 39,026 shares. Bridgeway Management Inc has 0.04% invested in Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC). Rdl Fincl has invested 1.14% in Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC). Hillsdale Inv Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC). Nomura Hldg invested in 0% or 16,185 shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 17,354 shares. Westpac invested in 0% or 46,354 shares. Altfest L J And Inc owns 42,709 shares for 0.34% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Ltd Liability invested in 1.54 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Pitcairn has invested 0.04% in Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC). Raymond James Serv Advsrs Inc, Florida-based fund reported 31,849 shares. Levin Strategies Lp reported 0.01% stake. Comerica Retail Bank has 449,377 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio.

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