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Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) Reaches $46.56 High on Dec, 9; Last Week Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) Analysts

Among 5 analysts covering Borders Southern Petroleum PLC (LON:BOR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Borders Southern Petroleum PLC had 11 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) earned “Buy” rating by Panmure Gordon on Thursday, March 31. Panmure Gordon maintained Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) rating on Monday, September 28. Panmure Gordon has “Buy” rating and GBX 30 target. Panmure Gordon maintained Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) on Monday, December 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mirabaud on Tuesday, November 17. Panmure Gordon maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Panmure Gordon given on Friday, November 27. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, September 11. The stock of Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) earned “Hold” rating by Panmure Gordon on Tuesday, April 4. As per Wednesday, November 18, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Monday, September 28. See Borders & Southern Petroleum plc (LON:BOR) latest ratings:

The stock of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) reached all time high today, Dec, 9 and still has $48.42 target or 4.00% above today’s $46.56 share price. This indicates more upside for the $4.58 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $48.42 PT is reached, the company will be worth $183.32M more. The stock increased 1.84% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $46.56. About 856,297 shares traded. Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) has risen 81.69% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 64.99% the S&P500.

Borders & Southern Petroleum Plc operates as an independent gas and oil exploration firm in the Falkland Islands. The company has market cap of 10.31 million GBP. The firm is involved in the exploration of hydrocarbons. It currently has negative earnings. It holds a 100% interest in three production licenses covering an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometers in the Falkland Islands.

It closed at GBX 2.13 lastly. It is up 0.00% since December 9, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.77 EPS, up 13.24% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.68 per share. ESNT’s profit will be $75.79 million for 15.12 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.82 actual EPS reported by Essent Group Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.10% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 18 investors sold Essent Group Ltd. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 79.27 million shares or 1.31% more from 78.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Strs Ohio owns 0.01% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) for 37,900 shares. Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) for 13,071 shares. Creative Planning reported 805 shares. Schwab Charles Investment has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Research, California-based fund reported 22,746 shares. 71,681 were reported by Schroder Inv. Piermont Mngmt holds 0.61% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) or 57,400 shares. Evanson Asset Mgmt Lc owns 5,934 shares. Dupont Capital Mngmt Corp reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). State Street accumulated 2.49 million shares. Koch invested in 0.11% or 405,657 shares. Breton Hill has 26,365 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. 29,600 were accumulated by Hillsdale Mgmt Inc. 7.12M were reported by Capital Research Global Investors. Bluecrest Mgmt has 171,206 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.58 billion. The firm also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It has a 16.57 P/E ratio. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders.

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