Anticipated $1.97 EPS for S&P Global Inc

16 Abril, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Arnold Perez

(NYSE:SPGI)'s earnings report, RTT reports. Susquehanna Bancshares cut shares of S&P Global from a "positive" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on S&P Global in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th.

Total analysts of 2 have positions in S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) as follows: 1 rated it a "Buy", 0 with "Sell" and 1 with "Hold". The business services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.63 by $0.22. The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion.

On April, 24 is anticipated S&P Global Inc. The business's revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter past year. Last year's earnings per share was $1.62, while now analysts expect change of 21.60 % up from current $1.97 earnings per share. SPGI has also 882,193 shares volume. 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. The rating was upgraded by Numis Securities to "Buy" on Monday, August 17. The firm now has an equal weight rating on the business services provider's stock. Finally, Nomura started coverage on S&P Global in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. They issued a "hold" rating and a $186.00 target price for the company.

In other S&P Global news, insider John L. Berisford sold 15,902 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.19, for a total value of $3,056,205.38. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 145,850 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $27,317,705. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 20,792 shares of company stock valued at $3,973,197 in the last ninety days. Institutional investors own 85.58% of the company's stock. Certified Advisory Corp bought a new stake in S&P Global during the fourth quarter valued at $1,320,000. KCM Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in S&P Global by 6.9% during the fourth quarter. Previous year: $1.62; Analysts forcast: $1.97. Colonial Trust Advisors now owns 31,134 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $5,274,000 after acquiring an additional 7,405 shares during the period. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of S&P Global by 112.1% in the 4th quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 51,091 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $8,654,000 after purchasing an additional 26,999 shares during the last quarter.

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NYSE SPGI opened at $190.76 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $48,791.96, a PE ratio of 27.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.36. S&P Global has a 12 month low of $129.19 and a 12 month high of $197.76. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.13.

WARNING: This story was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. On Friday, October 27 the rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Market Perform".

S&P Global Inc. provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide.The firm is valued at $47.57 billion.



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