Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,227.38 ($16.14).
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Macquarie restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 1,388 ($18.25) target price on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,100 ($14.46) to GBX 1,260 ($16.57) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their target price on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,221 ($16.05) to GBX 1,288 ($16.93) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised their target price on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,265 ($16.63) to GBX 1,275 ($16.76) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th.
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Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) traded down 0.71% during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1116.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,070,412 shares. St. James's Place plc has a 52-week low of GBX 896.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,245.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,141.27 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,155.40. The stock’s market cap is GBX 5.85 billion.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a dividend of GBX 15.41 ($0.20) per share. This represents a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 31st.
In related news, insider Roger Yates acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,218 ($16.01) per share, for a total transaction of £121,800 ($160,136.73).
St. James's Place plc Company Profile
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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