Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON:PAG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 435 ($5.59).

Several research firms have weighed in on PAG. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 490 ($6.29) target price on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC in a research note on Friday. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 464 ($5.96) target price on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC in a research note on Thursday. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC from GBX 546 ($7.01) to GBX 560 ($7.19) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 355 ($4.56) target price on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC from GBX 460 ($5.91) to GBX 510 ($6.55) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Shares of Paragon Group of Companies PLC (LON PAG) opened at 457.00 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.24 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 463.38 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 419.78. Paragon Group of Companies PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 225.10 and a 52 week high of GBX 490.80.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 6th will be issued a dividend of GBX 4.70 ($0.06) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 6th.

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In other news, insider Hugo Tudor sold 105,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 476 ($6.11), for a total transaction of £499,800 ($642,003.85).

About Paragon Group of Companies PLC

The Paragon Group of Companies PLC is engaged in financial services business. The Company operates as an independent buy-to-let lender, and as a debt purchaser through its Idem Capital division, where it purchases, co-manages and services secured and unsecured consumer loan portfolios. It operates through three segments: Paragon Mortgages, Idem Capital and Paragon Bank.

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