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Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 99 ($1.68) price target on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 0.35% from the company’s current price.

Shares of Spirent Communications Plc (LON:SPT) traded down 4.13% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 98.65. The stock had a trading volume of 973,360 shares. Spirent Communications Plc has a one year low of GBX 81.40 and a one year high of GBX 158.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 97.39 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 98.64. The company’s market cap is £599.3 million.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 6th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.99 ($0.02) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 6th.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on SPT. Analysts at N+1 Singer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Spirent Communications Plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 125 ($2.12) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Spirent Communications Plc in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a GBX 120 ($2.04) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Spirent Communications Plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. They now have a GBX 105 ($1.78) price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 119.20 ($2.02).

Spirent Communications plc, operates in the communications test and measurement industry. The Company is organized into two business segments: Performance Analysis and Service Assurance.

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