Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as GBX 227.90 ($2.98) and last traded at GBX 228.70 ($2.99), with a volume of 15279024 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 241.60 ($3.16).

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Numis Securities reiterated an “add” rating and set a GBX 305 ($3.99) price target on shares of Legal & General Group in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 334 ($4.36) price target on shares of Legal & General Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Legal & General Group from GBX 311 ($4.06) to GBX 317 ($4.14) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a GBX 225 ($2.94) price target on shares of Legal & General Group in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “top pick” rating on shares of Legal & General Group in a report on Monday, October 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 284.75 ($3.72).

In other Legal & General Group news, insider John Kingman purchased 1,399 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 250 ($3.27) per share, with a total value of £3,497.50 ($4,570.10). Also, insider Carolyn Bradley purchased 653 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 263 ($3.44) per share, with a total value of £1,717.39 ($2,244.07). Insiders acquired 3,151 shares of company stock worth $796,239 in the last 90 days.

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About Legal & General Group (LON:LGEN)

Legal & General Group Plc provides various insurance products and services worldwide. It operates in Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), and General Insurance (GI) segments. The LGR segment offers annuity contracts with guaranteed income for a specified time; longevity insurance products for company pension schemes; and lifetime mortgages.

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