St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) Price Target Increased to GBX 1,288 by Analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co
St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) had its target price hoisted by J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 1,221 ($16.11) to GBX 1,288 ($16.99) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has an overweight rating on the stock.
Several other analysts have also issued reports on STJ. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,100 ($14.51) to GBX 1,260 ($16.62) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Friday. Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BNP Paribas restated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 1,160 ($15.30) price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Panmure Gordon upped their price objective on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,274 ($16.81) to GBX 1,359 ($17.93) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a buy rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 1,209.79 ($15.96).
Shares of St. James's Place plc (STJ) opened at 1224.00 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,198.87 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,126.53. St. James's Place plc has a 12-month low of GBX 827.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,243.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 6.41 billion.
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The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 15.41 ($0.20) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.26%.
In other news, insider Roger Yates bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,218 ($16.07) per share, for a total transaction of £121,800 ($160,664.82).
St. James's Place plc Company Profile
St. James’s Place plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides wealth management advice, investment management and related services to businesses and individuals across the United Kingdom. The Company’s segments include Life business, Unit Trust business, Distribution business and Other. The Company’s Life business segment offers pensions, protection and investment products through its life assurance subsidiaries.
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