Shares of Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,365.71 ($31.84).

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 2,500 ($33.65) price objective on shares of Severn Trent in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Severn Trent from GBX 2,250 ($30.28) to GBX 2,200 ($29.61) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Macquarie upped their price objective on shares of Severn Trent from GBX 2,570 ($34.59) to GBX 2,575 ($34.66) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Severn Trent in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 2,230 ($30.01) price objective on shares of Severn Trent in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

Severn Trent (LON:SVT) opened at GBX 2,087.84 ($28.10) on Monday. Severn Trent has a 52-week low of GBX 2,041.50 ($27.48) and a 52-week high of GBX 2,575 ($34.66).

Severn Trent (LON:SVT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 23rd. The company reported GBX 65.90 ($0.89) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 66 ($0.89) by GBX (0.10) ($0.00). The business had revenue of £850.40 million during the quarter. Severn Trent had a return on equity of 31.14% and a net margin of 17.34%.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of GBX 34.63 ($0.47) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.64%.

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Severn Trent Company Profile

Severn Trent Plc treats and provides water and removes wastewater in the United Kingdom and internationally. The Company provides clean water and wastewater services through its businesses, Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Business Services. It operates through two segments: Regulated Water and Waste Water, and Business Services.

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