Barclays reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Experian (LON:EXPN) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, Digital Look reports. The brokerage currently has a GBX 2,650 ($34.63) target price on the stock.
EXPN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Friday, November 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Experian from GBX 2,400 ($31.36) to GBX 2,600 ($33.97) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, November 11th. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on Experian in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. They set an outperform rating and a GBX 2,700 ($35.28) target price on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group dropped their price objective on Experian from GBX 2,600 ($33.97) to GBX 2,500 ($32.67) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 2,404.44 ($31.42).
Shares of EXPN traded down GBX 26 ($0.34) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2,438 ($31.86). 1,621,210 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The stock has a market cap of $22.35 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.55. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,451.62 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 2,418.76. Experian has a 12 month low of GBX 1,770 ($23.13) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,641 ($34.51). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 188.52, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.44.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, January 2nd will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a yield of 0.46%. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.46%.
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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