Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 354.83 ($4.58).

Several brokerages recently weighed in on SPI. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 375 ($4.84) price objective on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.52) price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC from GBX 305 ($3.94) to GBX 350 ($4.52) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC from GBX 376 ($4.86) to GBX 339 ($4.38) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 21st.

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Shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) traded up 3.17% on Friday, hitting GBX 260.20. 3,350,487 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.04 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 327.79 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 332.90. Spire Healthcare Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 228.48 and a one year high of GBX 411.00.

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 14th. The company reported GBX 8.70 ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 8.60 ($0.11) by GBX 0.10 ($0.00). The firm had revenue of £481 million for the quarter. Spire Healthcare Group PLC had a net margin of 3.92% and a return on equity of 3.47%. Equities analysts anticipate that Spire Healthcare Group PLC will post $18.48 earnings per share for the current year.

About Spire Healthcare Group PLC

Spire Healthcare Group plc is a United Kingdom-based independent hospital group. The Company provides in-patient, daycase and out-patient care from approximately 40 hospitals, 10 clinics and over two specialist care centers across the United Kingdom. The Company also owns and operates a sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform, and a screening service, Lifescan, as well as national pathology services.

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