Experian plc (EXPN) Given “Overweight” Rating at Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC reaffirmed their overweight rating on shares of Experian plc (LON:EXPN) in a research note released on Tuesday, May 16th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 1,800 ($22.77) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 1,750 ($22.14).

EXPN has been the subject of a number of other reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upped their price target on Experian plc from GBX 1,845 ($23.34) to GBX 1,850 ($23.40) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, January 30th. Macquarie upped their price target on Experian plc from GBX 1,780 ($22.52) to GBX 1,910 ($24.16) and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Monday, January 30th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,550 ($19.61) price target on shares of Experian plc in a report on Monday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on Experian plc from GBX 1,505 ($19.04) to GBX 1,630 ($20.62) and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Experian plc in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,648.08 ($20.85).

Shares of Experian plc (EXPN) traded down 0.19% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1614.00. 5,773,682 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,646.14 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,594.71. The stock’s market cap is GBX 15.02 billion. Experian plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,240.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,708.00.

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The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd will be given a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.33%. This is a boost from Experian plc’s previous dividend of $0.13.

In other news, insider Don Robert sold 158,622 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,626 ($20.57), for a total value of £2,579,193.72 ($3,262,737.15).

About Experian plc

Experian plc is an information services company. The Company brings together people, data, analytics and software to deliver a range of services for consumers and clients. The Company’s segments include Credit Services, Decision Analytics, Marketing Services and Consumer Services. The Company manages data that helps businesses and organizations to lend, and prevent fraud.

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