FirstGroup (LON:FGP) issued its earnings results on Tuesday. The transport operator reported GBX 2.90 ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Digital Look Earnings reports.

FirstGroup stock opened at GBX 82.89 ($1.08) on Thursday. FirstGroup has a fifty-two week low of GBX 77.60 ($1.01) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 154.50 ($2.02).

In other news, insider Wolfhart Hauser acquired 10,459 shares of FirstGroup stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 95 ($1.24) per share, with a total value of £9,936.05 ($12,983.21). Insiders have purchased a total of 33,009 shares of company stock worth $2,994,995 in the last three months.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on FGP shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on shares of FirstGroup from GBX 163 ($2.13) to GBX 133 ($1.74) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 110 ($1.44) target price on shares of FirstGroup in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 100 ($1.31) target price (down previously from GBX 111 ($1.45)) on shares of FirstGroup in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. FirstGroup presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 99 ($1.29).

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About FirstGroup

FirstGroup plc provides passenger transport services. The company's First Student segment provides student transportation services through a fleet of approximately 44,000 yellow school buses in North America. This segment also offers charter hire services for school and non-school activities. Its First Transit segment offers public transit management and contracting services, including fixed route, paratransit, shuttle, and vehicle maintenance services to transit authorities, such as federal, state, and local transportation departments, as well as for private institutions, including universities, hospitals, and airports in North America.

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