HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 679.15 ($8.84).

A number of research firms have recently commented on HSBA. UBS AG set a GBX 630 ($8.20) price objective on shares of HSBC Holdings plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Berenberg Bank lowered shares of HSBC Holdings plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.81) price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a research report on Friday, July 21st. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 690 ($8.99) target price on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 755 ($9.83) target price on shares of HSBC Holdings plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th.

In other HSBC Holdings plc news, insider Lord Evans bought 2,239 shares of HSBC Holdings plc stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 666 ($8.67) per share, for a total transaction of £14,911.74 ($19,418.86). Also, insider Jonathan Symonds bought 10,000 shares of HSBC Holdings plc stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 766 ($9.98) per share, for a total transaction of £76,600 ($99,752.57). Insiders have bought a total of 12,303 shares of company stock valued at $9,196,209 over the last quarter.

Shares of HSBC Holdings plc (LON HSBA) opened at 750.40 on Monday. HSBC Holdings plc has a 1-year low of GBX 518.17 and a 1-year high of GBX 772.00. The company’s market cap is GBX 152.10 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 732.90 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 684.19.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.02%.

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HSBC Holdings plc Company Profile

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through four businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). It operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

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