Shore Capital restated their hold rating on shares of Sophos Group (LON:SOPH) in a report published on Thursday, Digital Look reports.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. UBS Group reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.23) price target (down previously from GBX 440 ($5.75)) on shares of Sophos Group in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Numis Securities upgraded Sophos Group to a buy rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 420 ($5.49) to GBX 385 ($5.03) in a research note on Friday, January 18th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a hold rating on shares of Sophos Group in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Liberum Capital lowered Sophos Group to a hold rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 400 ($5.23) to GBX 320 ($4.18) in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Sophos Group to a neutral rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 400 ($5.23) to GBX 340 ($4.44) in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Sophos Group has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 396.71 ($5.18).

Shares of SOPH stock opened at GBX 387.90 ($5.07) on Thursday. Sophos Group has a 52-week low of GBX 273.40 ($3.57) and a 52-week high of GBX 645.50 ($8.43). The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 177.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -104.84.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 19th will be paid a $0.04 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 19th. This is a positive change from Sophos Group’s previous dividend of $0.02. Sophos Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently -1.08%.

In other news, insider Kris Hagerman sold 10,264 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 329 ($4.30), for a total transaction of £33,768.56 ($44,124.60). Also, insider Nick Bray sold 1,910 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 329 ($4.30), for a total value of £6,283.90 ($8,211.03).

About Sophos Group

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for Web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product.

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