St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts
Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty research firms that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,019 ($13.30).
Several analysts have commented on STJ shares. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,025 ($13.38) to GBX 825 ($10.77) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Panmure Gordon lowered their price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,146 ($14.96) to GBX 1,078 ($14.07) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. BNP Paribas started coverage on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Friday, September 16th. They set a “neutral” rating and a GBX 1,000 ($13.05) target price for the company. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.71) target price on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Friday, September 2nd. Finally, Barclays PLC decreased their target price on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 935.50 ($12.21) to GBX 924 ($12.06) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 21st.
Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) traded up 0.10% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 970.50. The stock had a trading volume of 2,691,861 shares. St. James's Place plc has a 52-week low of GBX 521.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,031.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 962.09 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 903.08. The firm’s market cap is GBX 5.06 billion.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were paid a dividend of GBX 12.33 ($0.16) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1st.
About St. James's Place plc
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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