Homeserve plc (LON:HSV) insider Martin Bennett bought 26 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 597 ($7.46) per share, for a total transaction of £155.22 ($193.93).

Shares of Homeserve plc (LON:HSV) opened at 591.00 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 602.35 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 545.71. Homeserve plc has a 52-week low of GBX 353.68 and a 52-week high of GBX 633.50. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.82 billion.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Homeserve plc (LON:HSV)

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.10 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 8th. This represents a yield of 0.69%.

HSV has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Barclays PLC raised Homeserve plc to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 257 ($3.21) to GBX 695 ($8.68) in a report on Thursday, October 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their target price on Homeserve plc from GBX 530 ($6.62) to GBX 680 ($8.50) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Peel Hunt increased their target price on Homeserve plc from GBX 525 ($6.56) to GBX 600 ($7.50) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Jefferies Group increased their target price on Homeserve plc from GBX 400 ($5.00) to GBX 560 ($7.00) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on Homeserve plc from GBX 538 ($6.72) to GBX 569 ($7.11) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 600.57 ($7.50).

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About Homeserve plc

HomeServe plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in providing home emergency, repair and heating installation services. The Company’s segments include UK, USA, France, Spain and New Markets. The Company designs a range of water, heating and electrical related home assistance products.

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