Hastings Group (LON: HSTG) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 5/3/2019 – Hastings Group had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a GBX 190 ($2.48) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 205 ($2.68).
  • 4/30/2019 – Hastings Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 265 ($3.46) to GBX 240 ($3.14). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 4/29/2019 – Hastings Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 247 ($3.23) to GBX 246 ($3.21). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 4/29/2019 – Hastings Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from GBX 250 ($3.27) to GBX 235 ($3.07). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 4/29/2019 – Hastings Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 250 ($3.27) to GBX 225 ($2.94). They now have an “add” rating on the stock.
  • 4/26/2019 – Hastings Group was upgraded by analysts at Shore Capital to a “hold” rating. They now have a GBX 225 ($2.94) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 230 ($3.01).
  • 4/26/2019 – Hastings Group had its “add” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 250 ($3.27) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 255 ($3.33).
  • 4/24/2019 – Hastings Group was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an “overweight” rating. They now have a GBX 265 ($3.46) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 240 ($3.14).
  • 4/23/2019 – Hastings Group had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 4/11/2019 – Hastings Group had its “add” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 4/10/2019 – Hastings Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a GBX 250 ($3.27) price target on the stock.
  • 4/4/2019 – Hastings Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 3/19/2019 – Hastings Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 260 ($3.40) to GBX 255 ($3.33). They now have an “add” rating on the stock.

LON:HSTG opened at GBX 185 ($2.42) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.03, a quick ratio of 0.23 and a current ratio of 0.92. Hastings Group Hldg PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 169.50 ($2.21) and a 52 week high of GBX 277.20 ($3.62). The firm has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion and a PE ratio of 9.34.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, April 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 9 ($0.12) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 18th. This is a positive change from Hastings Group’s previous dividend of $4.50. This represents a yield of 4.13%. Hastings Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.71%.

Hastings Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, underwrites general insurance products in the United Kingdom. It is involved in the underwriting and brokerage of car, van, bike, and home insurance under various brands, including Hastings Direct, Hastings PREMIER, Hastings ESSENTIAL, Hastings Direct SmartMiles, InsurePink, and People's Choice.

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