Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON:JLT)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 1,276 ($16.78) and last traded at GBX 1,253 ($16.47), with a volume of 73,629 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,246 ($16.38).

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on JLT shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their target price on shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc from GBX 900 ($11.83) to GBX 1,000 ($13.15) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 1,136.13 ($14.94).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th were issued a dividend of GBX 12.20 ($0.16) per share. This represents a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 24th.

In other Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc news, insider Charlie Rozes sold 10,541 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,144 ($15.04), for a total transaction of £120,589.04 ($158,544.62).

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc Company Profile

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) is a provider of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. The Company operates through three segments: Risk & Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Head Office & Other operations. The Risk & Insurance segment consists of JLT’s global specialist, wholesale, reinsurance broking, personal lines, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) activities.

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