Countrywide PLC (LON:CWD) insider Alison Platt acquired 69 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 217 ($2.83) per share, for a total transaction of £149.73 ($195.44).

Countrywide PLC (LON:CWD) traded down 4.43% during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 200.60. The company had a trading volume of 591,873 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 437.14 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 240.15 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 299.38. Countrywide PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 198.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 504.00.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Countrywide PLC (LON:CWD)

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share. This represents a yield of 1.9%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 8th.

Several research firms have weighed in on CWD. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.26) target price on shares of Countrywide PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 288 ($3.76) target price on shares of Countrywide PLC in a report on Monday, August 1st. Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.22) target price on shares of Countrywide PLC in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Barclays PLC lowered their target price on Countrywide PLC from GBX 400 ($5.22) to GBX 250.50 ($3.27) and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd raised Countrywide PLC to an “add” rating and lowered their target price for the company from GBX 416 ($5.43) to GBX 286 ($3.73) in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Countrywide PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 320.69 ($4.19).

Countrywide PLC Company Profile

Countrywide plc is an integrated residential estate agency and property services group in the United Kingdom. The Company offers estate agency and lettings services, together with a range of complementary services. The Company operates in five businesses: residential property sales; residential property lettings and property management; arranging mortgages, insurance and related financial products (provided by third parties) for participants in residential property transactions; surveying and valuation services for mortgage lenders and prospective homebuyers, and residential property conveyance services.

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