BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) in a research note released on Friday. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a GBX 1,000 ($13.32) price target on the stock.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on STJ. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an overweight rating and set a GBX 1,019 ($13.57) price target on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an under review rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.99) price target on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Panmure Gordon decreased their price target on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,146 ($15.26) to GBX 1,078 ($14.36) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on St. James's Place plc from GBX 964 ($12.84) to GBX 1,152 ($15.34) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 1,020.88 ($13.60).

Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) opened at 947.50 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 954.57 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 896.57. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.94 billion. St. James's Place plc has a 12 month low of GBX 521.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,031.00.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of GBX 12.33 ($0.16) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%.

About St. James's Place plc

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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