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WM Morrison Supermarkets (LON:MRW) was downgraded by analysts at Beaufort Securities to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, Analyst Ratings News reports.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a GBX 310 ($5.08) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a GBX 270 ($4.43) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Bank of America Corp. cut their price target on shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets from GBX 325 ($5.33) to GBX 310 ($5.08) in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Fifteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 263.21 ($4.32).

Shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets (LON:MRW) opened at 236.10 on Friday. WM Morrison Supermarkets has a 52-week low of GBX 232.25 and a 52-week high of GBX 312.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 259.9 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 276.7. The company’s market cap is £5.488 billion.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is a food retailer. As of January 29, 2012, the Company had 475 stores across Britain, ranging in size from 3,000 to over 40,000 square feet.

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