Researchers at Barclays Capital Reconfirmed their Overweight rating for AA Plc (LON:AA). The Target Given is GBX 130.00; 1 Analysts Bullish Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (VRTS)

Among 9 analysts covering Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Virtus Investment Partners has $173.0 highest and $74 lowest target. $141’s average target is 6.78% above currents $132.05 stock price. Virtus Investment Partners had 36 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 17. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, October 10. Morgan Stanley maintained Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) on Monday, October 23 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) on Monday, November 2 to “Hold” rating. Sandler O’Neill maintained Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) on Monday, February 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Zacks. Jefferies maintained Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) rating on Monday, September 25. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $117.0 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 10 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Barclays Capital. See Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) latest ratings:

13/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $142.0 Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $131.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $127 New Target: $136 Maintain
06/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $173.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $136.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $133 New Target: $140 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $132.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $136.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $130.0 Upgrade
02/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0 Maintain

AA Plc (LON:AA) had its stock rating noted as Overweight by analysts at Barclays Capital. Barclays Capital currently has a GBX 130.00 price target on the 482.80 million GBP market cap company or 64.64% upside potential. This was shown in an analyst note on Monday, 19 March.

The stock increased 1.19% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $132.05. About 87,655 shares traded or 44.74% up from the average. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) has risen 32.74% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 12 investors sold Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 6.65 million shares or 1.17% less from 6.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fincl Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% or 15,871 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 571 shares or 0% of the stock. Comerica Natl Bank reported 7,589 shares. Legal & General Gp Public Limited Company holds 12,924 shares. California-based Aperio Group Ltd has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Ltd Liability Co reported 0.01% stake. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) for 10,760 shares. Northern Tru Corporation accumulated 88,498 shares. Principal Financial Gp reported 54,432 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas has invested 0% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc reported 0% stake. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Mason Street Limited invested 0.01% in Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS). Morgan Stanley has 26,831 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Arrowstreet Partnership owns 4,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The company has market cap of $946.97 million. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It has a 33.35 P/E ratio. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios.

Analysts await AA plc (LON:AA) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.63 per share. AA’s profit will be $3.85 million for 31.36 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by AA plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -39.42% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.98% or GBX 0.78 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 79.02. About 504,412 shares traded. AA plc (LON:AA) has 0.00% since March 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.67 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.83, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 2 investors sold AA plc shares while 0 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 381,871 shares or 21.21% less from 484,644 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vantage Advsr Ltd Liability Co has 347 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cypress Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability (Wy) invested 0.04% of its portfolio in AA plc (LON:AA). Moreover, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans has 0% invested in AA plc (LON:AA) for 743 shares. Focused Wealth Mgmt reported 0% in AA plc (LON:AA). Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 42 shares. Carmignac Gestion owns 0.14% invested in AA plc (LON:AA) for 380,000 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering AA Plc (LON:AA), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. AA Plc has GBX 1620 highest and GBX 58 lowest target. GBX 348.11’s average target is 340.53% above currents GBX 79.02 stock price. AA Plc had 75 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, April 3. The stock of AA plc (LON:AA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Liberum Capital. The stock of AA plc (LON:AA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Liberum Capital. The stock of AA plc (LON:AA) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, August 24. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”. Berenberg maintained the shares of AA in report on Thursday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, November 30 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, August 8 to “Underperform”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, September 28 report. As per Wednesday, May 4, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital.

Since February 8, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 insider sales for $999,557 activity. Hess David P bought 40,300 shares worth $999,557.