Shares of Udg Healthcare PLC (LON:UDG) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 781.57 ($10.18).

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on UDG shares. Numis Securities Ltd cut Udg Healthcare PLC to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 730 ($9.51) price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on Udg Healthcare PLC from GBX 620 ($8.08) to GBX 650 ($8.47) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Jefferies Group LLC cut Udg Healthcare PLC to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 760 ($9.90) to GBX 785 ($10.23) in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 760 ($9.90) price objective on shares of Udg Healthcare PLC in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their price target on Udg Healthcare PLC from GBX 745 ($9.71) to GBX 800 ($10.42) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd.

In related news, insider Chris Corbin sold 5,650 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 827 ($10.77), for a total transaction of £46,725.50 ($60,872.20). Also, insider Jez Moulding purchased 18,000 shares of Udg Healthcare PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 808 ($10.53) per share, for a total transaction of £145,440 ($189,473.68).

Udg Healthcare PLC (LON:UDG) traded up 1.87% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 845.50. The stock had a trading volume of 448,970 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 841.24 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 743.17. Udg Healthcare PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 567.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 886.50. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.09 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 1st were given a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 1st. This represents a yield of 0.35%.

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About Udg Healthcare PLC

UDG Healthcare plc, formerly United Drug plc, is a healthcare services provider in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America and Continental Europe. The Company operates in three segments. The Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services segment is engaged in the provision of sales, marketing and healthcare communications services to pharmaceutical companies, and it also provides sales teams, healthcare communications, telesales, nurse educators, medical information, pharmacovigilance, regulatory and event management services to over 300 healthcare companies in approximately 20 countries.

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