GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Shore Capital in a report issued on Friday, June 2nd, Marketbeat reports.

GSK has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price objective on GlaxoSmithKline plc from GBX 1,780 ($22.52) to GBX 1,800 ($22.77) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 17th. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,750 ($22.14) price objective on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. HSBC Holdings plc restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,970 ($24.92) price objective on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. BNP Paribas restated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 1,520 ($19.23) price objective on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research report on Monday, February 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 1,850 ($23.40) price objective on GlaxoSmithKline plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. GlaxoSmithKline plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,745.17 ($22.08).

Analyst Recommendations for GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK)

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) traded up 0.06% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1685.00. The company had a trading volume of 19,969,256 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,647.07 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,604.10. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a one year low of GBX 1,363.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,745.56. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 82.33 billion.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 19 ($0.24) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 11th.

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In other GlaxoSmithKline plc news, insider Vivienne Cox acquired 335 shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 1,583 ($20.03) per share, with a total value of £5,303.05 ($6,708.48). Also, insider Emma Walmsley acquired 83 shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,647 ($20.83) per share, with a total value of £1,367.01 ($1,729.30). Insiders have bought 662 shares of company stock valued at $1,067,188 in the last ninety days.

About GlaxoSmithKline plc

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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