Media stories about Balfour Beatty (LON:BBY) have been trending positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Balfour Beatty earned a daily sentiment score of 2.42 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Balfour Beatty’s ranking:
Several equities analysts have weighed in on BBY shares. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research report on Tuesday. Berenberg Bank raised their price target on Balfour Beatty from GBX 350 ($4.57) to GBX 360 ($4.70) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. UBS Group raised their price target on Balfour Beatty from GBX 330 ($4.31) to GBX 355 ($4.64) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.57) price target on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 345.83 ($4.52).
Balfour Beatty stock opened at GBX 236 ($3.08) on Friday. Balfour Beatty has a fifty-two week low of GBX 252.50 ($3.30) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 311.70 ($4.07).
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Balfour Beatty Company Profile
Balfour Beatty plc finances, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments segments. The Construction Services segment provides civil engineering, building, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical installation, refurbishment and fit-out, and rail engineering services.
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