Severn Trent PLC

Severn Trent is engaged in providing water and waste water services and developing renewable energy solutions through Co.'s businesses: Severn Trent Water and Dee Valley Water (together Co.'s Regulated Water and Waste Water business), and Severn Trent Business Services. Co. is organized into two main business segments: Regulated Water and Waste Water includes the wholesale water and waste water activities of Co.'s subsidiary, Severn Trent Water Limited, its retail services to domestic customers, and Dee Valley Water; and Business Services, which includes Co.'s Operating Services businesses in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland and Co.'s Renewable Energy business.
  • TickerSVT
  • ISINGB00B1FH8J72
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorGas, Water & Multi-utilities
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

SEVERN TRENT sees an upgrade to Positive due to a better fundamental star rating

The general evaluation of SEVERN TRENT (GB), a company active in the Water industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as defensive. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Positive. As of the analysis date August 7, 2020, the closing price was GBp 2,467.00 and its potential was estimated at GBp 2,783.26.

Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)

Severn Trent - AGM 15 July 2020

Items 3 and 19: Dividends and share buybacks The proposed dividend (+7.2%) is not covered by consolidated earnings in 2019/20 and free cash flow for three years in a row. Leverage (net financial debt/equity) is too high and keeps growing: at the end of FY19/20, the gearing stood at 501%. Net debt equals 115% of the company's market capitalisation. Debt to EBITDA ratio was 6.7 and Debt to FCF was 132.0. Net debt has increased by 6.8% during the fiscal year and by 16.3% since FY17/18. Given the recent events relating to Covid-19, ECGS is in favour of postponing decisions on the dividend, reduc...

Severn Trent: 2 directors bought

Two Directors at Severn Trent bought 20,142 shares at 2,542p. The significance rating of the trade was 61/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board me...

Severn Trent Plc / Severn Trent Water Limited: Update following rating downgrade to Baa1 (OpCo)/Baa2 (HoldCo)

Our credit view of Severn Trent, reflecting its combination of a very low business risk profile (because of its status as a monopoly provider of essential water services) but ca 70% gearing.

Philip Morrish

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Jérôme VINERIER

Short term view - SEVERN TRENT PLC : The trend is bullish.

The trend is bullish. Prices are still making progress but the trend is slowing down. The next resistance is at 1,911.80 p. The break of 1,620.50 p would endanger the trend.

Jérôme VINERIER

Analyse court terme - SEVERN TRENT PLC : La tendance est haussière.

La tendance est haussière. Les cours progressent encore, mais la tendance s'affaiblit. La prochaine résistance est à 1 911,80 p. La rupture de 1 620,50 p mettrait la tendance en danger.

Jérôme VINERIER

Analyse court terme - SEVERN TRENT PLC : Les cours progressent encore.

La tendance est haussière. Les cours progressent encore, mais la tendance s'affaiblit. La prochaine résistance est à 1 911,80 p. La rupture de 1 620,50 p mettrait la tendance en danger.

Jérôme VINERIER

Short term view - SEVERN TRENT PLC : Prices are still making progress.

The trend is bullish. Prices are still making progress but the trend is slowing down. The next resistance is at 1,911.80 p. The break of 1,620.50 p would endanger the trend.

Jérôme VINERIER

Medium term view - SEVERN TRENT PLC : The movement goes on.

The background trend is clearly bearish. The movement goes on. The next target is at 1,660.00 p, then 1,355.00 p. Passing 2,120.00 p would question the continuation of the fall.

Severn Trent: 2 directors bought

Two Directors at Severn Trent bought 20,142 shares at 2,542p. The significance rating of the trade was 61/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board me...

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