Sophos Group PLC (LON:SOPH) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 326 ($4.03).

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Sophos Group PLC from GBX 320 ($3.95) to GBX 340 ($4.20) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 305 ($3.77) price target on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, February 8th. Citigroup Inc restated a “buy” rating on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 360 ($4.45) price target on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Thursday, January 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Friday, January 27th.

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In other Sophos Group PLC news, insider Nick Bray sold 46,209 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 282 ($3.48), for a total value of £130,309.38 ($160,935.38). Also, insider Kris Hagerman acquired 2,495 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 142 ($1.75) per share, for a total transaction of £3,542.90 ($4,375.57).

Sophos Group PLC (LON:SOPH) opened at 272.30 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.23 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 277.25 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 260.38. Sophos Group PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 146.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 295.70.

About Sophos Group PLC

Sophos Group plc operates as an investment company for the Sophos Group. It is a provider of cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. Its geographic segments include Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Americas, and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Its products under enduser security include Sophos Mobile Control 6, which is developed to include Sophos Secure Email, a personal information management container solution for e-mail, calendar and contacts, and Sophos Server Protection Advanced, which integrates server application to deliver single-click server lockdown, using Sophos Central management.

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