Shares of BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-five ratings firms that are currently covering the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 469.25 ($5.86).

BT.A has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of BT Group plc in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 390 ($4.87) price objective on shares of BT Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 500 ($6.25) price objective on shares of BT Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Macquarie decreased their price objective on BT Group plc from GBX 360 ($4.50) to GBX 310 ($3.87) and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 460 ($5.75) price objective on shares of BT Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th.

In other news, insider Mike Inglis acquired 1,400 shares of BT Group plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 354 ($4.42) per share, for a total transaction of £4,956 ($6,191.90).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of GBX 4.85 ($0.06) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 29th.

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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