QinetiQ Group plc (LON:QQ) insider Michael Harper purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 241 ($3.15) per share, for a total transaction of £12,050 ($15,735.18).

QinetiQ Group plc (QQ) opened at 239.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 278.86 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 280.99. QinetiQ Group plc has a one year low of GBX 216.90 and a one year high of GBX 322.90. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.35 billion.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be paid a dividend of GBX 4 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a yield of 1.25%.

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Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co decreased their price target on shares of QinetiQ Group plc from GBX 295 ($3.85) to GBX 290 ($3.79) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) decreased their price target on shares of QinetiQ Group plc from GBX 255 ($3.33) to GBX 253 ($3.30) and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 270 ($3.53) price objective on shares of QinetiQ Group plc in a report on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 269.67 ($3.52).

About QinetiQ Group plc

QinetiQ Group plc is a science and engineering company operating in the defense, security and aerospace markets. The Company’s segments include EMEA Services and Global Products. The EMEA Services segment provides technical assurance, test and evaluation, and training services. It provides research and advice in specialist areas, such as concept of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, weapons and energetics, cyber security and procurement advisory services.

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