Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC) Investors: HSBC Reiterates “Buy” Rating, Sees GBX 195.00/Share; ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS (ACUR) Shorts Decreased By 34.74%

ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC (OTCMKTS:ACUR) had a decrease of 34.74% in short interest. ACUR’s SI was 21,600 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 34.74% from 33,100 shares previously. With 133,400 avg volume, 0 days are for ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC (OTCMKTS:ACUR)’s short sellers to cover ACUR’s short positions. The SI to ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC’s float is 0.3%. It closed at $0.54 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The financial firm have set TP of GBX 195.00 on Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC) shares. This is 44.77% from the previous stock close. In analysts report revealed to clients and investors on Monday morning, HSBC maintained their “Buy” rating on shares of SGC.

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of products to address medication abuse and misuse. The company has market cap of $11.23 million. It offers Oxaydo tablets, a Schedule II narcotic indicated for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain; and Nexafed products, which are pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen tablets that are used as nasal decongestants in various non-prescription and prescription cold, sinus, and allergy products. It currently has negative earnings. The firm has six additional opioid products in various stages of formulation development.

The stock decreased 0.37% or GBX 0.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 134.2. About 117,544 shares traded. Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) has 0.00% since March 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Stagecoach Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, the United States, and Canada. The company has market cap of 769.02 million GBP. It operates through four divisions: UK Bus , UK Bus (London), North America, and UK Rail. It has a 20.97 P/E ratio. The firm offers bus, coach, train, and tram services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold Stagecoach Group plc shares while 16 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 5.19 million shares or 3.38% less from 5.37 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Renaissance has invested 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Citigroup accumulated 3,274 shares. Wedge Capital Management L Limited Partnership Nc holds 15,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bridgeway Mngmt Incorporated owns 43,657 shares. State Bank Of Mellon has 0% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 90,012 shares. Punch & Assoc Mngmt stated it has 263,175 shares or 0.53% of all its holdings. 5,641 were reported by International Grp Incorporated. Tiaa Cref Inv Management Ltd accumulated 21,974 shares. Vanguard Gru Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Bessemer Group, New Jersey-based fund reported 7,900 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt L P has 0% invested in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 13,402 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 0% in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0% or 6,204 shares. Perritt Mgmt accumulated 0.46% or 76,814 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Group (Ca) holds 4,000 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Stagecoach Group PLC (LON:SGC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Stagecoach Group PLC has GBX 460 highest and GBX 131 lowest target. GBX 259.07’s average target is 93.05% above currents GBX 134.2 stock price. Stagecoach Group PLC had 134 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, August 17. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 6. As per Friday, April 28, the company rating was downgraded by HSBC. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 30 by JP Morgan. Liberum Capital maintained Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) rating on Tuesday, April 25. Liberum Capital has “Sell” rating and GBX 185 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of SGC in report on Tuesday, February 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, May 25. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 10 by Deutsche Bank. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, November 13 report. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 5 report.

Analysts await Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.26 per share. SGC’s profit will be $1.49M for 129.04 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Stagecoach Group plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.58% negative EPS growth.