HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 659 ($8.54).

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Shore Capital reissued a “sell” rating on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a report on Monday, March 13th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 670 ($8.68) target price on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 740 ($9.59) target price on HSBC Holdings plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 720 ($9.33) price target on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a research note on Thursday, March 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG set a GBX 635 ($8.23) price target on HSBC Holdings plc and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 16th.

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In other news, insider Douglas J. Flint sold 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 661 ($8.56), for a total transaction of £991,500 ($1,284,326.42). Also, insider Lord Evans bought 2,239 shares of HSBC Holdings plc stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 666 ($8.63) per share, with a total value of £14,911.74 ($19,315.73). In the last 90 days, insiders bought 2,306 shares of company stock valued at $1,535,938.

HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) opened at 737.50 on Monday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 144.27 billion. HSBC Holdings plc has a 1-year low of GBX 439.73 and a 1-year high of GBX 740.80. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 682.45 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 668.04.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 18th were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.17%.

HSBC Holdings plc Company Profile

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through four businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). It operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

Analyst Recommendations for HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA)

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