Shares of The Sage Group plc (LON:SGE) were down 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as GBX 763.77 ($10.05) and last traded at GBX 750 ($9.86). Approximately 3,371,670 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 89% from the average daily volume of 1,780,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 750 ($9.86).

Several analysts have recently issued reports on SGE shares. Numis Securities Ltd upgraded The Sage Group plc to an “add” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 756 ($9.94) to GBX 813 ($10.69) in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Bryan, Garnier & Co upgraded The Sage Group plc to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 720 ($9.47) to GBX 830 ($10.92) in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “conviction-buy” rating and issued a GBX 825 ($10.85) target price on shares of The Sage Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of The Sage Group plc in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 650 ($8.55) target price on shares of The Sage Group plc in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 735.38 ($9.67).

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About The Sage Group plc

The Sage Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides integrated accounting, payroll and payments solutions. The Company also provides the option of solutions hosted locally and accessed on-premise. The Company’s segments include Europe, which consists of France, the United Kingdom and the Ireland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal and Sagepay; North America, which consists of the United States and Canada, and International, which consists of Brazil, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.

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