Shares of Metro Bank PLC (LON:MTRO) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,500 ($30.88).

MTRO has been the topic of a number of research reports. Numis Securities Ltd boosted their price objective on Metro Bank PLC from GBX 1,800 ($22.23) to GBX 2,000 ($24.70) and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 14th. Panmure Gordon reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 2,700 ($33.35) price target on shares of Metro Bank PLC in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Citigroup Inc reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Metro Bank PLC in a research report on Monday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 2,100 ($25.94) price target on shares of Metro Bank PLC in a research report on Friday, November 25th.

Shares of Metro Bank PLC (LON:MTRO) traded down 0.06% during midday trading on Monday, hitting GBX 3301.00. 74,629 shares of the company were exchanged. Metro Bank PLC has a one year low of GBX 1,501.00 and a one year high of GBX 3,748.05. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,448.14 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 3,065.04. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.65 billion.

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In other Metro Bank PLC news, insider Michael Brierley sold 3,333 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 3,587 ($44.30), for a total value of £119,554.71 ($147,653.09). Also, insider Eugene Lockhart sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,357 ($41.46), for a total value of £335,700 ($414,598.00). Insiders sold 27,333 shares of company stock worth $95,673,471 over the last quarter.

Metro Bank PLC Company Profile

Metro Bank PLC (the Bank) is a deposit-taking and lending institution. The Bank’s principal activities include provision of banking and related services through stores, telephony, Internet and mobile. It is focused on retail and small and medium size commercial customers. It offers personal and business banking services.

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