HomeServe plc (OTCMKTS:HMSVF – Get Rating) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 72,000 shares, a growth of 143.2% from the April 15th total of 29,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 720.0 days.
OTCMKTS:HMSVF opened at $12.45 on Friday. HomeServe has a fifty-two week low of $9.00 and a fifty-two week high of $15.25. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $9.96 and its 200-day simple moving average is $10.85.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of HomeServe from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday. BNP Paribas raised shares of HomeServe to a “hold” rating and set a $640.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Exane BNP Paribas raised shares of HomeServe from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of HomeServe from GBX 1,020 ($12.58) to GBX 810 ($9.99) and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 25th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $487.20.
HomeServe plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides home repair and improvement services to homeowners under the HomeServe brand. The company offers home assistance via subscription-based membership services for plumbing, heating, electrical, locks, glazing, pest control, and technology. It also operates an online marketplace to help homeowners to find local trade on-demand, as well as to help with a range of home repairs and improvements, including landscape gardening and carpet cleaning.
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