Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) had its price target reduced by Peel Hunt from GBX 370 ($4.98) to GBX 320 ($4.30) in a report published on Friday. They currently have a reduce rating on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an overweight rating on shares of Beazley PLC in a research note on Wednesday. Numis Securities Ltd cut Beazley PLC to an add rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Beazley PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. They set an outperform rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 373.75 ($5.03).

Shares of Beazley PLC (LON BEZ) traded up 4.31% on Friday, hitting GBX 479.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,921,034 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.50 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 502.05 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 471.70. Beazley PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 351.68 and a 1-year high of GBX 527.50.

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The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd were given a dividend of GBX 3.70 ($0.05) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd.

In other news, insider George Blunden sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 501 ($6.74), for a total transaction of £25,050 ($33,687.47). Also, insider Christine LaSala purchased 14,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 524 ($7.05) per share, for a total transaction of £74,932 ($100,769.23).

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