National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX) insider Dean K. Finch sold 130,703 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 367 ($4.84), for a total transaction of £479,680.01 ($632,739.76).

Shares of National Express Group PLC (NEX) traded up 1.61% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 372.60. 408,235 shares of the stock traded hands. National Express Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 325.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 389.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 366.58 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 358.37. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.90 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a GBX 4.26 ($0.06) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.16%.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on NEX shares. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.28) price objective on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. HSBC Holdings plc increased their price objective on shares of National Express Group PLC from GBX 400 ($5.28) to GBX 440 ($5.80) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Shore Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 432 ($5.70) price objective on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 383 ($5.05) price objective on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. National Express Group PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 404.36 ($5.33).

National Express Group PLC Company Profile

National Express Group PLC is an international transport company. The Company’s segments include UK Bus, UK Coach, German Rail, North America (operates school bus and transit services), Spain and Morocco (operates bus and coach services), and Central functions. The UK Bus segment’s services are operated from nine garages across the West Midlands.

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