Esure Group PLC (LON:ESUR) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 268.20 ($3.46).

ESUR has been the subject of several recent research reports. HSBC Holdings plc boosted their price target on Esure Group PLC from GBX 272 ($3.51) to GBX 285 ($3.68) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Macquarie reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 234 ($3.02) price target on shares of Esure Group PLC in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on Esure Group PLC from GBX 280 ($3.62) to GBX 310 ($4.00) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 200 ($2.58) price target on shares of Esure Group PLC in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut Esure Group PLC to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 275 ($3.55) to GBX 315 ($4.07) in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.

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Esure Group PLC (LON:ESUR) traded down 1.82% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 259.20. The company had a trading volume of 580,338 shares. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.08 billion. Esure Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 183.10 and a one year high of GBX 311.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 284.28 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 265.54.

Esure Group PLC (LON:ESUR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. Esure Group PLC had a return on equity of 27.00% and a net margin of 10.02%.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a GBX 4.10 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st.

About Esure Group PLC

esure Group plc is a holding company, which provides motor and home insurance products and services through its esure and Sheilas’ Wheels brands. The Company’s segments include motor underwriting, home underwriting, non-underwritten additional services and investments. The Motor underwriting segment includes the revenues and expenses attributable to its motor insurance underwriting activities inclusive of additional insurance products underwritten by it.

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