Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,264.36 ($17.15).

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on STJ shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,288 ($17.47) price target on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Numis Securities increased their price target on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,310 ($17.77) to GBX 1,385 ($18.78) and gave the company an “add” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. HSBC increased their price target on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,350 ($18.31) to GBX 1,380 ($18.71) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Barclays raised their target price on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,256 ($17.03) to GBX 1,361 ($18.46) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their target price on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,260 ($17.09) to GBX 1,310 ($17.77) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th.

St. James's Place (LON STJ) traded up GBX 0.50 ($0.01) during trading hours on Monday, hitting GBX 1,243 ($16.86). 1,095,278 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,120,000. St. James's Place has a 1 year low of GBX 1,008 ($13.67) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,263 ($17.13). The stock has a market capitalization of $6,530.00 and a PE ratio of 5,179.17.

In other news, insider David Lamb sold 38,325 shares of St. James's Place stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,172 ($15.89), for a total transaction of £449,169 ($609,125.31).

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St. James's Place Company Profile

St. James’s Place plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides wealth management advice, investment management and related services to businesses and individuals across the United Kingdom. The Company’s segments include Life business, Unit Trust business, Distribution business and Other. The Company’s Life business segment offers pensions, protection and investment products through its life assurance subsidiaries.

Analyst Recommendations for St. James's Place (LON:STJ)

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