Firstgroup plc (LON:FGP) insider Jimmy Groombridge purchased 139 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 108 ($1.45) per share, for a total transaction of £150.12 ($202.05).

Firstgroup plc (FGP) opened at GBX 109 ($1.47) on Wednesday. Firstgroup plc has a 52-week low of GBX 97.45 ($1.31) and a 52-week high of GBX 154.50 ($2.08).

Firstgroup (LON:FGP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The transport operator reported GBX 1.90 ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 1.50 ($0.02) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). The business had revenue of GBX 277.13 billion for the quarter. Firstgroup had a net margin of 0.04% and a return on equity of 0.21%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on FGP. HSBC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.22) target price on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Firstgroup in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Jefferies Group lowered their target price on shares of Firstgroup from GBX 155 ($2.09) to GBX 120 ($1.62) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Firstgroup to a “sector performer” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 115 ($1.55) to GBX 110 ($1.48) in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Firstgroup has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 139.25 ($1.87).

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About Firstgroup

FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the United Kingdom and North America. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail. The First Student is a provider of student transportation in North America and operates a fleet of over 47,000 school buses, with over six million student journeys per school day.

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