Shares of Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 378.33 ($4.91).

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 370 ($4.80) target price on shares of Beazley PLC in a report on Sunday, July 23rd. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Beazley PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Numis Securities Ltd cut Beazley PLC to an “add” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

Beazley PLC (BEZ) traded down 0.39% on Friday, hitting GBX 517.00. The stock had a trading volume of 496,865 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 512.30 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 463.16. The company’s market cap is GBX 2.69 billion. Beazley PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 351.68 and a 12-month high of GBX 527.50.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of GBX 3.70 ($0.05) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd.

In related news, insider George Blunden sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 501 ($6.50), for a total value of £25,050 ($32,519.80). Also, insider Christine LaSala bought 14,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 524 ($6.80) per share, for a total transaction of £74,932 ($97,276.39).

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