J Sainsbury plc (NASDAQ:JSAIY) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut J Sainsbury plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. UBS AG began coverage on J Sainsbury plc in a research report on Friday, April 7th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of J Sainsbury plc (NASDAQ JSAIY) traded down 1.150% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.895. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,173 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.04 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.856. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $13.39 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.51. J Sainsbury plc has a 52 week low of $11.19 and a 52 week high of $14.70.

The company also recently declared a None dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 18th.

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About J Sainsbury plc

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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