Is Informa PLC (LON:INF) a Stock One Should Sell Following Today’s Peel Hunt Downgrade?

June 19, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.43, from 1.58 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 1 investors sold Informa plc shares while 12 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 3.34 million shares or 4.21% more from 3.20 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

Brookfield Asset Management owns 119,407 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Landscape Ltd Liability reported 15,049 shares stake. Parametric Port Associate Lc invested in 120,999 shares. Ashford Cap Mngmt holds 63,204 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma accumulated 5,000 shares. Hightower Advisors Llc reported 10,377 shares. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0.01% in Informa plc (LON:INF) or 81,237 shares. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Com owns 41,837 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 534,014 are held by Guggenheim Llc. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 224,437 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 27,025 were reported by Clough Capital Prtnrs L P. Commercial Bank Of America De invested in 128,170 shares or 0% of the stock. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 655,599 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of Montreal Can owns 520 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Advisors Asset Inc has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Informa plc (LON:INF).

Informa PLC (LON:INF) Receives a Downgrade

Peel Hunt has lowered their stock rating for shares of Informa PLC (LON:INF) to a Hold in a research report sent to investors on 19 June, and has just set a 12-month target price per share at GBX 880.00. This target is 6.38 % from INF’s current share price.

Informa plc (LON:INF) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Informa (LON:INF), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Informa has GBX 955 highest and GBX 740 lowest target. GBX 858.55’s average target is 3.79% above currents GBX 827.2 stock price. Informa had 36 analyst reports since January 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Friday, April 6 by Goldman Sachs. Liberum Capital maintained Informa plc (LON:INF) rating on Wednesday, January 17. Liberum Capital has “Buy” rating and GBX 855 target. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 850 target in Wednesday, June 6 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of INF in report on Wednesday, January 31 with “Equal Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 28. As per Tuesday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The company was maintained on Monday, June 4 by Peel Hunt. The stock of Informa plc (LON:INF) earned “Hold” rating by Peel Hunt on Tuesday, June 19. Deutsche Bank maintained Informa plc (LON:INF) on Wednesday, January 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, March 14 by Morgan Stanley.

The stock decreased 0.96% or GBX 8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 827.2. About 1.39M shares traded. Informa plc (LON:INF) has 0.00% since June 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Informa PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates in business intelligence, academic publishing, and knowledge and events businesses worldwide. The company has market cap of 6.81 billion GBP. It operates in five divisions: Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, Knowledge & Networking, and Penton Information Services. It has a 21.94 P/E ratio. The Academic Publishing segment publishes books and journals in print and electronic formats primarily for academic and research users in the areas of humanities and social sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

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