Shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 172.94 ($2.28).

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on TALK. Numis Securities Ltd initiated coverage on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. They set a “reduce” rating and a GBX 150 ($1.98) price target for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.98) target price on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 225 ($2.97) target price on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. BNP Paribas restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.98) target price on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Macquarie lowered shares of Talktalk Telecom Group PLC to an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 150 ($1.98) target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 17th.

Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) traded up 1.66% on Friday, reaching GBX 189.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 742,740 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.80 billion. Talktalk Telecom Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 144.96 and a 52 week high of GBX 248.70. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 181.58 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 177.54.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 6th were given a GBX 5 ($0.07) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.96%.

In related news, insider Tristia Harrison sold 25,650 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 168 ($2.22), for a total value of £43,092 ($56,842.11).

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About Talktalk Telecom Group PLC

TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC is a provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony, mobile and television services. The Company serves over four million residential and business customers under the TalkTalk and TalkTalk Business brands. TalkTalk residential packages offer broadband, phone, television and mobile services.

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