Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,214.23 ($15.81).
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on STJ. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,000 ($13.02) to GBX 1,100 ($14.32) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lifted their price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,205 ($15.69) to GBX 1,240 ($16.15) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,169 ($15.22) price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Panmure Gordon boosted their price target on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,274 ($16.59) to GBX 1,359 ($17.70) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 10th.
In other St. James's Place plc news, insider Roger Yates purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,218 ($15.86) per share, with a total value of £121,800 ($158,614.40).
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Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) traded down 0.08% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 1228.00. The company had a trading volume of 821,428 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,202.74 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,132.86. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 6.43 billion. St. James's Place plc has a one year low of GBX 896.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,245.00.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a GBX 15.41 ($0.20) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st.
About St. James's Place plc
St. James’s Place plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides wealth management advice, investment management and related services to businesses and individuals across the United Kingdom. The Company’s segments include Life business, Unit Trust business, Distribution business and Other. The Company’s Life business segment offers pensions, protection and investment products through its life assurance subsidiaries.
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