Shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 204.63 ($2.67).

Several equities research analysts recently commented on SPI shares. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Numis Securities dropped their target price on Spire Healthcare Group from GBX 296 ($3.86) to GBX 280 ($3.65) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of Spire Healthcare Group to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from GBX 290 ($3.78) to GBX 160 ($2.08) in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Spire Healthcare Group to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from GBX 250 ($3.26) to GBX 215 ($2.80) in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th.

In other Spire Healthcare Group news, insider Peter R. Bamford purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 161 ($2.10) per share, for a total transaction of £16,100 ($20,971.73). Also, insider Adèle Anderson purchased 9,582 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 155 ($2.02) per share, for a total transaction of £14,852.10 ($19,346.23).

LON:SPI traded down GBX 5.10 ($0.07) during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 146.90 ($1.91). 1,580,153 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,770,000. Spire Healthcare Group has a one year low of GBX 206.40 ($2.69) and a one year high of GBX 362.10 ($4.72).

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a GBX 1.30 ($0.02) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. This represents a yield of 0.78%.

About Spire Healthcare Group

Spire Healthcare Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates private hospitals and clinics in the United Kingdom. It provides a range of integrated surgical, medical, and diagnostic services. The company offers various treatments in the areas of allergy and infectious diseases, blood tests, bones and joints, bowel treatments, breast screening and surgery, cancer investigations and treatments, cosmetic surgery, cyst removal, and dental surgery, as well as ear, nose, and throat treatments.

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