Berenberg Capital Markets Upgrades Jadestone Energy plc.(JSE:LSE) to a Buy rating

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Berenberg Capital Markets Upgrades Jadestone Energy plc to a Buy rating and raises the target price to GBX140 from GBX105 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Jadestone Energy plc stock forecasts from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for Jadestone Energy plc is GBX 111.11 over the next 12 months. Jadestone Energy plc’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Jadestone Energy plc is Neutral, which is based on 5 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Jadestone Energy plc’s stock price was GBX 106.50Jadestone Energy plc’s stock price has changed by -0.93% over the past week, +13.30% over the past month and +54.35% over the last year.

Jadestone Energy plc operates as an independent oil and gas development and production company in the Asia Pacific region. The company holds 100% operated working interests in the Stag oilfield and Montara project located in offshore Western Australia; and two gas development blocks in Malay Basin, Southwest Vietnam. It also holds a 90% interest in the Lemang production sharing contract (PSC) located in onshore Sumatra, Indonesia; and a 69% operated interest in the Maari project located in offshore New Zealand. In addition, the company holds interests in PenMal Assets, including a 70% interest in the PM329 PSC that comprises the East Piatu field; and a 60% interest in the PM323 PSC, which consists of the East Belumut, West Belumut, and Chermingat fields. Jadestone Energy plc is headquartered in Singapore

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 

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