Beazley PLC (BEZ) Given Buy Rating at Shore Capital
Several other research analysts have also commented on BEZ. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a reduce rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.71) price objective on shares of Beazley PLC in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Beazley PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. They set an outperform rating for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd lowered shares of Beazley PLC to an add rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 373.75 ($5.03).
Beazley PLC (LON BEZ) traded up 4.31% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 479.50. 3,921,034 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 502.05 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 471.70. Beazley PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 351.68 and a 52 week high of GBX 527.50. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.50 billion.
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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were given a dividend of GBX 3.70 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.72%.
In other Beazley PLC news, insider Martin Bride bought 4,354 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 207 ($2.78) per share, for a total transaction of £9,012.78 ($12,120.47). Also, insider George Blunden sold 5,000 shares of Beazley PLC stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 501 ($6.74), for a total value of £25,050 ($33,687.47).
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