Reaffirmed: Smith & Nephew (LON:SN) “Outperform” Rating Has Been Reiterated by equity analysts Exane BNP Paribas; GBX 1350 Target in Place


Smith & Nephew (LON:SN) Rating Reaffirmed

Smith & Nephew (LON:SN) just had their share rating of a ‘”Outperform”‘ issued by research analysts at Exane BNP Paribas, who now has a GBX 1350 target price on the 10.37B GBP market cap company or a 16.88% upside potential. This key information was disclosed in analysts note on Monday, 21 December.

From a total of 16 analysts covering Smith Nephew PLC (LON:SN) stock, 0 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 0 a ”Hold”. This means that NaN of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is GBX 45 while the lowest target price is GBX 15.36. The mean of all analyst targets is GBX 19.97 with a 3.67% above today’s (GBX 1157.65) stock price. Smith Nephew PLC was the topic of 68 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Jefferies maintained shares on December 16 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained shares with “Overweight” rating and GBX 1250 target share price in a report from a November 25. Bernstein maintained SN stock in a recent report from December 7 with “Outperform” rating. UBS maintained the rating on November 18. UBS has a “Buy” rating and a GBX 1250 price target on shares. Finally, Numis Securities maintained the stock with “Add” rating in a report issued on a December 1.

Approximately 1.13 million shares of stock traded hands. Smith & Nephew plc (LON:SN) has risen 3.35% since May 22, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.16% the S&P500.

Reaffirmed: Smith & Nephew (LON:SN)

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 0.92 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.21, from 1.13 in 2015Q2. The ratio worsened, as 34 institutions have sold all the shares of Smith & Nephew plc that they owned while 41 funds have taken shares off the table. 16 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 53 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 45.17 million shares or 16.79% less than the 54.28 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Sound Energy Partners Inc. currently is holding shares equating to 4.24% of its total portfolio in Smith & Nephew plc representing a total of 341,200 shares. Another fund,Columbia Pacific Advisors Llc, is holding a total of 454,500 shares equating to 2.86% of their holdings. Additionally, Grt Capital Partners L.L.C. has a 1.41 million share stake in Smith & Nephew plc which represents 2.3% of their total portfolio. The Fund, William Harris Investors Inc, based out of Illinois, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 1.32% of their total portfolio. Finally Villere St Denis J & Co Llc, a fund which is based in the state of Louisiana reported a total holdings of 3.88 million shares.

Insider activity is a very important aspect to track on any stock. Going back to June 2, 2015, shareholders of Smith & Nephew plc have witnessed 0 insider purchases, and a total of 1 sale equating to a net activity of approximately $3,350 . Hink Kirsten A sold 564 shares worth approximately $3,350. Garcia Gilbert A sold 4,300 shares worth approximately $43,454. Jackson Alan G. sold 4,300 shares worth approximately $43,454. Maher Sean M sold 2,481 shares worth approximately $25,181. The company insider Colvin Greg sold 4,300 shares worth $44,075.

Smith & Nephew plc is a global medical devices business operating in the markets for advanced surgical devices, which includes orthopedic reconstruction, trauma and sports medicine and advanced wound management. The company has a market cap of 10.37 billion GBP. The Firm operates in two divisions: Advanced Surgical Devices and Advanced Wound Management. It has 27.88 P/E ratio. The Company’s Advanced Surgical Devices segment offers products and technologies, which include orthopedic reconstruction, trauma and extremities, sports medicine joint repair, arthroscopy enabling technologies and other advanced surgical devices (ASD).

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