Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a report released on Friday.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 415 ($5.36) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 370 ($4.78) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 390 ($5.04) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 415 ($5.36) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Macquarie reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 305 ($3.94) target price on shares of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC in a research note on Monday, June 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Direct Line Insurance Group PLC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 392.92 ($5.07).

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (DLG) traded up 0.90% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 383.00. 5,935,422 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 5.23 billion. Direct Line Insurance Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 316.30 and a 52 week high of GBX 411.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 385.79 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 359.65.

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. Direct Line Insurance Group PLC had a net margin of 16.23% and a return on equity of 21.58%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Direct Line Insurance Group PLC will post $29.01 EPS for the current year.

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Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Company Profile

Direct Line Insurance Group plc is a United Kingdom-based personal and small business general insurer. The principal activity of the Company is managing its investments in subsidiaries, providing loans to those subsidiaries, raising funds for the Group and the receipt and payment of dividends. The Company’s operating segments include Motor, Home, Rescue and other personal lines, Commercial and Run-off.

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