Publicado: Lun, Abril 16, 2018
Financiera | Por Marilu Caballero

Traders Sell Shares of S&P Global (SPGI) on Strength (SPGI)

Wall Street brokerages forecast that S&P Global Inc (NYSE:SPGI) will post $1.55 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Its shares touched $190.76 on during the last trading session after 0.73% S&P Global uptrending after 46.26% change in last April 14, 2017. (NYSE:SPGI)'s earnings report, RTT reports. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on S&P Global in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. SPGI outperformed the S&P 500 by 34.71%. After $1.85 earnings per share was revealed last quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 6.49 % for S&P Global Inc. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion.

Investors wait S&P Global Inc. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.91 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on SPGI shares.

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S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. Argus boosted their price objective on shares of S&P Global to $210.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, Nomura started coverage on S&P Global in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. They issued a "hold" rating and a $186.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of S&P Global from a "buy" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday. The stock was sold at an average price of $187.30, for a total value of $749,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

In other news, insider John L. Berisford sold 15,902 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.19, for a total value of $3,056,205.38. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 20,792 shares of company stock valued at $3,973,197. Institutional investors own 85.58% of the company's stock. The institutional investor acquired 7,794 shares of the business services provider's stock, valued at approximately $1,320,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its position in shares of S&P Global by 4.8% in the 4th quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 161,193 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $25,196,000 after acquiring an additional 67,108 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 51,091 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $8,654,000 after acquiring an additional 26,999 shares during the period. S&P Global has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $190.36. The company's stock had a trading volume of 876,037 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,374,217. On Friday, October 27 the firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given. S&P Global has a 12 month low of $129.19 and a 12 month high of $197.76.

The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.13.

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