Experian plc (LON:EXPN) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,177.14 ($28.45).
A number of research firms have issued reports on EXPN. Barclays restated a “sell” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Deutsche Bank in a research report on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of SUZUKI MTR CORP/ADR in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of COMPASS GRP PLC/S in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Spirit Airlines from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 12th. Finally, UBS Group cut shares of to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 3,300 ($43.12) to GBX 3,500 ($45.73) in a research report on Tuesday, June 25th.
In related news, insider Don Robert sold 550,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,423 ($31.66), for a total transaction of £13,326,500 ($17,413,432.64). Also, insider Kerry Williams sold 190,631 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,400 ($31.36), for a total transaction of £4,575,144 ($5,978,235.99).
LON:EXPN traded up GBX 28 ($0.37) during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching GBX 2,408 ($31.46). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,489,539 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The company has a market capitalization of $21.94 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.68. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 2,398.40. Experian has a 1 year low of GBX 1,710 ($22.34) and a 1 year high of GBX 2,463 ($32.18). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 139.09, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.43.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 27th will be paid a $0.33 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 27th. This is an increase from Experian’s previous dividend of $0.14. Experian’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.49%.
Experian Company Profile
Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information services company. The company offers credit services, such as holding, protecting, and managing data that help businesses and organizations to lend, as well as prevent frauds. Its credit services also holds information of people and businesses that have repaid credit in the past; and provides credit reports used by various businesses, such as banks, automotive dealers, healthcare providers, and retailers.
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