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Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating restated by equities researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a GBX 180 ($2.98) price objective on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein’s price target points to a potential downside of 3.69% from the company’s current price.

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW) opened at 178.40 on Friday. Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc has a 52 week low of GBX 164.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 312.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 173.6 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 198.2. The company’s market cap is £4.162 billion.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on MRW. Analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 190 ($3.14) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Liberum Capital reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They now have a GBX 135 ($2.23) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They now have a GBX 135 ($2.23) price target on the stock. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 204.36 ($3.38).

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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