Experian plc (EXPN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages
Experian plc (LON:EXPN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,632.85 ($21.20).
Several brokerages have issued reports on EXPN. Macquarie lowered their price objective on shares of Experian plc from GBX 1,910 ($24.80) to GBX 1,870 ($24.28) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.37) price objective (up previously from GBX 1,750 ($22.72)) on shares of Experian plc in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Experian plc to a “sell” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from GBX 1,560 ($20.25) to GBX 1,460 ($18.95) in a research report on Friday, May 26th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,600 ($20.77) price objective on shares of Experian plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,848 ($23.99) price objective on shares of Experian plc in a research report on Friday, May 19th.
Experian plc (LON:EXPN) traded up 1.40% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1516.00. 1,109,418 shares of the stock were exchanged. Experian plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,380.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,708.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,548.19 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,600.54. The stock’s market cap is GBX 14.10 billion.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd were given a dividend of $0.29 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.33%. This is an increase from Experian plc’s previous dividend of $0.13.
In other news, insider Don Robert sold 158,622 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,626 ($21.11), for a total transaction of £2,579,193.72 ($3,348,297.70).
Experian plc Company Profile
Experian plc is an information services company. The Company brings together people, data, analytics and software to deliver a range of services for consumers and clients. The Company’s segments include Credit Services, Decision Analytics and Consumer Services. The Company manages data that helps businesses and organizations to lend, and prevent fraud.
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