Brokerages Set Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) Target Price at GBX 710

Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STANGet Rating) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 734 ($8.99).

Several equities research analysts have commented on STAN shares. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Standard Chartered in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Barclays upped their price target on Standard Chartered from GBX 780 ($9.56) to GBX 800 ($9.80) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 750 ($9.19) price target on shares of Standard Chartered in a research report on Monday, August 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on Standard Chartered from GBX 690 ($8.45) to GBX 730 ($8.94) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Standard Chartered in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th.

Standard Chartered Trading Up 0.9 %

LON:STAN opened at GBX 608 ($7.45) on Friday. Standard Chartered has a 12 month low of GBX 406.20 ($4.98) and a 12 month high of GBX 641 ($7.85). The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 596.41 and a two-hundred day moving average of GBX 554.99. The firm has a market cap of £18.04 billion and a P/E ratio of 1,169.23.

Standard Chartered Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 11th. This represents a yield of 0.58%. Standard Chartered’s payout ratio is 23.08%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other Standard Chartered news, insider Shirish Moreshwar Apte acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 630 ($7.72) per share, for a total transaction of £12,600 ($15,439.28).

Standard Chartered Company Profile

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Standard Chartered PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. The company operates through two segments: Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking; and Consumer, Private and Business Banking.

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