St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) insider Iain Cornish acquired 6,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,136 ($15.69) per share, for a total transaction of £73,840 ($102,017.13).

St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) opened at GBX 1,108.50 ($15.32) on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $6,040.00 and a PE ratio of 4,105.56. St. James's Place plc has a one year low of GBX 1,008 ($13.93) and a one year high of GBX 1,279.50 ($17.68).

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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a GBX 27.45 ($0.38) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. This is a positive change from St. James's Place’s previous dividend of $15.41.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,310 ($18.10) price objective on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Friday, March 9th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,500 ($20.72) price objective on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,390 ($19.20) to GBX 1,370 ($18.93) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Numis Securities raised shares of St. James's Place to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,430 ($19.76) price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. St. James's Place has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,327.85 ($18.35).

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St. James's Place 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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