BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twenty-five research firms that are currently covering the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 474.43 ($5.87).

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of BT Group plc in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Haitong Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.43) target price on shares of BT Group plc in a report on Friday, June 17th. Jefferies Group reduced their target price on BT Group plc from GBX 475 ($5.88) to GBX 400 ($4.95) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.43) target price on shares of BT Group plc in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 410 ($5.07) target price on shares of BT Group plc in a report on Friday, June 24th.

In related news, insider Wilcox,Alison sold 40,329 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 417 ($5.16), for a total transaction of £168,171.93 ($208,133.58). Also, insider Patterson,Gavin acquired 331 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 399 ($4.94) per share, with a total value of £1,320.69 ($1,634.52).

BT Group plc Company Profile

BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company’s activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) services in both the United Kingdom and across the globe. The Company operates in five segments: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

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