Kier Group plc (LON:KIE) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,535.80 ($20.67).

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.53) target price on shares of Kier Group in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.53) target price on shares of Kier Group in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,510 ($20.32) target price on shares of Kier Group in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.53) target price on shares of Kier Group in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Beaufort Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kier Group in a report on Friday, September 22nd.

In other Kier Group news, insider Haydn Mursell bought 1,912 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,046 ($14.08) per share, with a total value of £19,999.52 ($26,917.25). Also, insider Nigel Brook bought 875 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,022 ($13.76) per share, with a total value of £8,942.50 ($12,035.67). Over the last three months, insiders purchased 4,828 shares of company stock valued at $5,261,983.

Kier Group (KIE) traded up GBX 3.22 ($0.04) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1,050 ($14.13). 220,608 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 275,115. Kier Group has a twelve month low of GBX 984 ($13.24) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,505 ($20.26).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 28th were paid a GBX 45 ($0.61) dividend. This is an increase from Kier Group’s previous dividend of $22.50. This represents a yield of 3.85%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th.

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Kier Group Company Profile

Kier Group plc is a property, residential, construction and services company. The Company’s segments include property, residential, construction and services. The property division encompasses property development and structured finance, and operates across various sectors with a focus on industrial, commercial, retail, leisure sectors and public sectors.

Analyst Recommendations for Kier Group (LON:KIE)

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