J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty analysts that are covering the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 251.14 ($3.14).

SBRY has been the topic of several research reports. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 260 ($3.25) price target on shares of J Sainsbury plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 16th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of J Sainsbury plc in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. BNP Paribas restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 260 ($3.25) price target on shares of J Sainsbury plc in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 280 ($3.50) price target on shares of J Sainsbury plc in a research note on Thursday, September 29th. Finally, Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating on shares of J Sainsbury plc in a research note on Thursday, September 29th.

In other news, insider Ed Barker sold 21,894 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 237 ($2.96), for a total value of £51,888.78 ($64,828.56).

J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) remained flat at GBX 236.00 during trading on Friday. 5,318,594 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 4.61 billion. J Sainsbury plc has a 52 week low of GBX 211.50 and a 52 week high of GBX 294.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 240.75 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 240.78.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be given a GBX 3.60 ($0.04) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 17th.

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J Sainsbury plc Company Profile

J Sainsbury plc is engaged in grocery-related retailing and retail banking. The Company’s segments include Retailing; Financial services, and Property investments. The Retailing segment is engaged in the operation of supermarkets and convenience. The Financial services segment includes the operations of Sainsbury’s Bank plc (Sainsbury’s Bank).

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