Marston’s PLC (LON:MARS) Underweight Rating Reconfirmed at Barclays Capital; The Price Target is Set to GBX 90.00; Brunswick (BC) Shorts Increased By 17.1%

May 18, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) had an increase of 17.1% in short interest. BC’s SI was 3.67 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 17.1% from 3.13M shares previously. With 680,900 avg volume, 5 days are for Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC)’s short sellers to cover BC’s short positions. The SI to Brunswick Corporation’s float is 4.2%. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $62.64. About 822,295 shares traded. Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has declined 3.37% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.92% the S&P500.

In analysts note revealed on today, Barclays Capital reaffirmed their Underweight rating on Marston’s PLC (LON:MARS)‘s stock. The PT suggests a potential downside of -10.07% from firm’s stock close price.

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Among 18 analysts covering Brunswick (NYSE:BC), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Brunswick has $80 highest and $49 lowest target. $69’s average target is 10.15% above currents $62.64 stock price. Brunswick had 72 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 31 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 6. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Wedbush. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 4 by Wedbush. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 12 report. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) earned “Buy” rating by Forward View Consulting on Sunday, September 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BC in report on Monday, January 18 with “Outperform” rating.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $390,150 activity. $207,756 worth of stock was sold by Pfeifer John C on Friday, December 15. $182,394 worth of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) was sold by Dekker Christopher F.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 32 investors sold Brunswick Corporation shares while 112 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 79.48 million shares or 0.47% less from 79.86 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Com invested in 0.03% or 104,000 shares. The Switzerland-based Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) Sa has invested 0.38% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 31,500 shares. Schroder Investment owns 1.81M shares. Nomura Hldg reported 0% stake. Retirement Of Alabama invested in 0.06% or 230,588 shares. Tdam Usa owns 28,125 shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). Palouse Capital Management invested in 6,067 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Gotham Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.03% or 35,314 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1.63M shares. Riverhead Cap Management Ltd invested in 8,954 shares. Walleye Trading Llc reported 7,373 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC). King Luther Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 14,090 shares.

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.46 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Engine segment offers outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engine and propulsion systems; marine electronics and control integration systems, steering systems, instruments, controls, propellers, trolling motors, fuel systems, service parts, and lubricants; and diesel propulsion systems to the recreational and commercial marine markets. It has a 38.52 P/E ratio. It serves independent boat builders and end users, as well as local, state, and foreign governments through marine dealers and distributors, specialty marine retailers, and marine service centers under the Mercury, Mercury MerCruiser, Mariner, Mercury Racing, Mercury Sport Jet, Mercury Jet Drive, Mercury Diesel, Sea Pro, Axius, Zeus, Quicksilver, Mercury Precision Parts, Mercury Propellers, Attwood, Garelick, Whale, Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine Supply, Payne's Marine Group, BLA, Seachoice, and MotorGuide brand names.

Among 20 analysts covering Marston’s PLC (LON:MARS), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Marston’s PLC has GBX 185 highest and GBX 90 lowest target. GBX 137.65’s average target is 37.24% above currents GBX 100.3 stock price. Marston’s PLC had 158 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Friday, November 25. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 27 by Beaufort Securities. The rating was maintained by HSBC with “Hold” on Friday, February 16. On Friday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Underweight”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 22 by Goodbody. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, April 22 report. The stock of Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by N+1 Singer.

Marston's PLC operates managed, franchised, tenanted, and leased pubs and bars in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company has market cap of 635.53 million GBP. The firm operates through Destination and Premium, Taverns, Leased, and Brewing divisions. It has a 7.11 P/E ratio. It provides premium cask and bottled beers through its five breweries.

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