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Reed Elsevier plc (NYSE:RUK)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Credit Suisse in a note issued to investors on Friday.

RUK has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Reed Elsevier plc in a research note on Friday, July 25th. Separately, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Reed Elsevier plc in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. Finally, analysts at Investec reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Reed Elsevier plc in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Reed Elsevier plc has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

Shares of Reed Elsevier plc (NYSE:RUK) traded down 0.25% on Friday, hitting $64.81. 24,978 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Reed Elsevier plc has a 52-week low of $48.87 and a 52-week high of $66.80. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.42 and its 200-day moving average is $61.95. The company has a market cap of $18.442 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.88.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.377 per share. This represents a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 6th.

Reed Elsevier PLC is a provider of professional information solutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was organized in five business segments: Elsevier, providing scientific, technical and medical information solutions; LexisNexis Risk Solutions, providing risk information and analytics to business and government customers; LexisNexis Legal & Professional, providing legal, tax, regulatory and business information solutions to professionals, business and government customers; Reed Exhibitions, organising trade exhibitions and conferences, and Reed Business Information, providing information and marketing solutions to business professionals.

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