News headlines about Costain Group (LON:COST) have trended positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costain Group earned a news sentiment score of 2.12 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Costain Group’s ranking:

LON:COST traded down GBX 3 ($0.04) during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 320 ($4.18). The stock had a trading volume of 97,783 shares, compared to its average volume of 226,539. Costain Group has a 12-month low of GBX 298 ($3.89) and a 12-month high of GBX 482.50 ($6.30). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 38.67, a current ratio of 1.43 and a quick ratio of 1.34. The firm has a market cap of $345.30 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.60.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on COST. Numis Securities reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Costain Group in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Costain Group in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 545 ($7.12) price objective on shares of Costain Group in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th.

In other Costain Group news, insider Jacqueline de Rojas bought 1,201 shares of Costain Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 333 ($4.35) per share, with a total value of £3,999.33 ($5,225.83). Also, insider Anthony Bickerstaff sold 12,762 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 357 ($4.66), for a total value of £45,560.34 ($59,532.65).

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About Costain Group

Costain Group PLC provides engineering solutions for various energy, water, and transportation infrastructures in the United Kingdom, Spain, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Infrastructure and Natural Resources. The Infrastructure division operates in the highways, rail, and nuclear markets.

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