Equiniti Group PLC (LON:EQN) insider Guy Wakeley purchased 836 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 215 ($2.78) per share, for a total transaction of £1,797.40 ($2,320.12).
Shares of Equiniti Group PLC (LON:EQN) traded up 2.25% on Friday, hitting GBX 216.00. 249,780 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 648.03 million. Equiniti Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 145.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 224.25. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 208.61 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 196.71.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 20th will be issued a GBX 3.11 ($0.04) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 20th. This is an increase from Equiniti Group PLC’s previous dividend of $1.64.
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Several research analysts have commented on EQN shares. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating and set a GBX 212 ($2.74) price target on shares of Equiniti Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 245 ($3.16) price target on shares of Equiniti Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc decreased their price target on shares of Equiniti Group PLC from GBX 236 ($3.05) to GBX 226 ($2.92) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 223.60 ($2.89).
About Equiniti Group PLC
Equiniti Group plc provides complex administration and payment services, supported by technology platforms, to a range of organizations. The Company’s segments include Investment Solutions, Intelligent Solutions, Pension Solutions and Interest. The Investment Solutions offers a range of services, including share registration for around half the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100, and the administration of save as you earn (SAYE) schemes and share incentive plans.
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