UBS AG set a GBX 1,600 ($20.84) price objective on GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) in a report published on Wednesday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on GSK. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 1,720 ($22.41) target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an underperform rating and issued a GBX 1,520 ($19.80) target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($24.75) target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. GlaxoSmithKline plc has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 1,734.73 ($22.60).

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON GSK) opened at 1518.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 1,638.77 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,627.17. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,446.50 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,745.56. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 74.22 billion.

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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued a dividend of GBX 19 ($0.25) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.23%.

In other news, insider Patrick Vallance acquired 861 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,618 ($21.08) per share, for a total transaction of £13,930.98 ($18,148.75). Also, insider Victoria Whyte sold 4,820 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,693 ($22.06), for a total transaction of £81,602.60 ($106,308.75). Insiders have purchased a total of 3,150 shares of company stock worth $5,054,075 in the last 90 days.

GlaxoSmithKline plc Company Profile

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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