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JP Morgan Cazenove Reaffirms a “Overweight” Rating on United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) and GBX 1000.00 Target; BE SEMICONDUCTOR (BESVF) Shorts Up By 38.83%

In an analyst report sent to clients and investors on today, JP Morgan Cazenove maintained their “Overweight” rating on United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)‘s stock. The price target suggests a potential upside of 22.89% from company’s stock close price.

BE SEMICONDUCTOR (OTCMKTS:BESVF) had an increase of 38.83% in short interest. BESVF’s SI was 471,200 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 38.83% from 339,400 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 4712 days are for BE SEMICONDUCTOR (OTCMKTS:BESVF)’s short sellers to cover BESVF’s short positions. The stock 2.63% or $0 during the last trading session, reaching $81.3888. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.43% or GBX 3.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 813. About 519,550 shares traded. United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

United Utilities Group PLC provides water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 5.54 billion GBP. It is also involved in renewable energy generation, corporate trustee, and property management activities; and the provision of consulting and project management services. It has a 12.8 P/E ratio. The firm operates 43,000 kilometers of pipes; 77,000 km of sewerage pipes; 567 wastewater treatment works; and 91 water treatment works.

Among 19 analysts covering United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. United Utilities Group PLC has GBX 2210 highest and GBX 788 lowest target. GBX 1017.29’s average target is 25.13% above currents GBX 813 stock price. United Utilities Group PLC had 123 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 26 by BNP Paribas. The firm has “Buy” rating by HSBC given on Friday, January 15. Berenberg upgraded it to “Buy” rating and GBX 2100 target in Wednesday, January 20 report. The rating was maintained by AlphaValue with “Reduce” on Thursday, August 13. The stock of United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 20 by Societe Generale. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, September 22 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Sector Performer” rating on Thursday, May 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 8 by Societe Generale. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 30. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of UU in report on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating.

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, makes, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries. The company has market cap of $2.94 billion. The companyÂ’s principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; packaging equipment comprising molding, trim and form, and singulation systems; and plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals. It has a 18.9 P/E ratio. It also offers tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services.

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