St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,304.43 ($18.02).
STJ has been the topic of several recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on St. James's Place from GBX 1,370 ($18.93) to GBX 1,390 ($19.20) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,310 ($18.10) target price on shares of St. James's Place in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Numis Securities upgraded St. James's Place to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,430 ($19.76) target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. HSBC increased their target price on St. James's Place from GBX 1,350 ($18.65) to GBX 1,380 ($19.07) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on St. James's Place from GBX 1,288 ($17.79) to GBX 1,313 ($18.14) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th.
St. James's Place (LON:STJ) traded down GBX 2 ($0.03) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 1,153 ($15.93). The company had a trading volume of 2,287,153 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,740,000. The stock has a market cap of $6,100.00 and a P/E ratio of 4,270.37. St. James's Place has a 52 week low of GBX 1,008 ($13.93) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,279.50 ($17.68).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a GBX 27.45 ($0.38) dividend. This is an increase from St. James's Place’s previous dividend of $15.41. This represents a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 5th.
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About St. James's Place
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.
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