SSE (LON:SSE): Bernstein Reaffirms “Underperform” Rating Today, Has a Target of GBX 1340/Share


SSE (LON:SSE) Rating Reaffirmed

Analysts at Bernstein now has a GBX 1340 TP on SSE (LON:SSE). Bernstein and their recent TP indicates a potential downside of -7.46% from the company’s closing share price. The rating has been announced in an analyst research report on 10 December.

From a total of 18 analysts covering SSE PLC (LON:SSE) stock, 8 rate it a ”Buy”, 6 a “Sell”, and 6 a ”Hold”. This means that 40% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is GBX 1800 while the lowest target price is GBX 1225. The mean of all analyst targets is GBX 1508.94 with a 3.75% above today’s (GBX 1446) stock price. SSE PLC was the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse maintained shares on December 8 with “Neutral” rating. BNP Paribas maintained shares with “Outperform” rating and GBX 1800 target share price in a report from a November 26. AlphaValue maintained SSE stock in a recent report from December 3 with “Add” rating. Bernstein maintained the rating on November 23. Bernstein has a “Underperform” rating and a GBX 1340 price target on shares. Finally, JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in a report issued on a November 26.

Approximately 472,424 shares of stock traded hands. SSE PLC (LON:SSE) has declined 11.86% since May 13, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

SSE (LON:SSE): Bernstein Reaffirms

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 0.6 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.34, from 0.94 in 2015Q2. The ratio dropped, as 42 institutions have sold all the shares of SSE PLC that they owned while 51 funds have taken shares off the table. 18 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 38 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 26.36 million shares or 10.39% less than the 29.42 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Sterling Investment Management Inc. currently is holding shares equating to 0.38% of its total portfolio in SSE PLC representing a total of 350,771 shares. Another fund,Owl Creek Asset Management L.P., is holding a total of 2.69 million shares equating to 0.21% of their holdings. Additionally, Lucus Advisors Llc has a 207,699 share stake in SSE PLC which represents 0.16% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Tfs Capital Llc, based out of Pennsylvania, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 0.16% of their total portfolio. Finally Tph Asset Management Llc, a fund which is based in the state of Texas reported a total holdings of 498,766 shares.

SSE plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity; in the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas, and in other energy-related services. The company has a market cap of 14.44 billion GBP. The Company’s divisions include Networks, which consists of electricity distribution, electricity transmission and gas distribution; Retail, which consists of energy supply, enterprise and energy-related services, and Wholesale, which consists of energy portfolio management and electricity generation, gas storage and gas production. It has 29.58 P/E ratio.

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