Experian plc (LON:EXPN) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

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Experian plc (LON:EXPN) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,177.14 ($28.45).

Several analysts recently weighed in on EXPN shares. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of Experian from GBX 2,400 ($31.36) to GBX 2,500 ($32.67) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Monday, July 15th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of Experian to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from GBX 2,250 ($29.40) to GBX 2,360 ($30.84) in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Experian from GBX 2,400 ($31.36) to GBX 2,600 ($33.97) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th.

In other news, insider Don Robert sold 550,000 shares of Experian 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 value of £13,326,500 ($17,413,432.64). Also, insider Kerry Williams sold 190,631 shares of Experian stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 7th. The stock was 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 remained flat at $GBX 2,500 ($32.67) during mid-day trading on Friday. 1,015,352 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $22.75 billion and a PE ratio of 32.89. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 2,442.12. Experian has a 12-month low of GBX 1,710 ($22.34) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,552 ($33.35). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 139.09, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.43.

About Experian

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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