Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 258.87 ($3.30).

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on LGEN shares. BNP Paribas reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.44) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “underweight” rating on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. They set an “underperform” rating and a GBX 215 ($2.74) price objective for the company. Finally, Macquarie reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 201 ($2.56) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, May 4th.

In other news, insider Toby Strauss acquired 1,111 shares of Legal & General Group Plc stock in a transaction on Monday, April 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 248 ($3.16) per share, with a total value of £2,755.28 ($3,510.36). Also, insider Nigel Wilson sold 5,605 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 252 ($3.21), for a total value of £14,124.60 ($17,995.41). In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 13,880 shares of company stock worth $3,471,280.

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Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) traded up 0.46% during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 260.60. The stock had a trading volume of 11,362,074 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 15.46 billion. Legal & General Group Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 160.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 262.06. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 253.22 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 247.75.

About Legal & General Group Plc

Legal & General Group Plc is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, transacts life assurance and long-term savings business, investment management and general insurance and health business. It operates through six segments: Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Savings and General Insurance (GI).

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