Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON:JLT) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 1,315 ($17.35) and last traded at GBX 1,307 ($17.25), with a volume of 150,047 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,303 ($17.19).

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on JLT shares. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price objective on shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc from GBX 1,030 ($13.59) to GBX 1,050 ($13.86) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,136.13 ($14.99).

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,242.68 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 1,189.07. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.75 billion.

In related news, insider Charlie Rozes sold 10,541 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,144 ($15.10), for a total transaction of £120,589.04 ($159,130.43). In the last quarter, insiders bought 34 shares of company stock valued at $41,216.

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc Company Profile

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) is a provider of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. The Company operates through three segments: Risk & Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Head Office & Other operations. The Risk & Insurance segment consists of JLT’s global specialist, wholesale, reinsurance broking, personal lines, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) activities.

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