Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) in a report issued on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a GBX 270 ($3.55) target price on the stock.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co decreased their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC from GBX 376 ($4.95) to GBX 339 ($4.46) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Numis Securities Ltd restated an add rating and issued a GBX 341 ($4.49) price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Credit Suisse Group restated an underperform rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Berenberg Bank restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 270 ($3.55) price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC from GBX 350 ($4.60) to GBX 259 ($3.41) and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 304.14 ($4.00).

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (SPI) opened at GBX 269.70 ($3.55) on Thursday. Spire Healthcare Group PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 218.20 ($2.87) and a 12-month high of GBX 371.10 ($4.88).

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 14th. The company reported GBX 8.70 ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 8.60 ($0.11) by GBX 0.10 ($0.00). Spire Healthcare Group PLC had a net margin of 1.85% and a return on equity of 1.71%. The firm had revenue of £481 million during the quarter.

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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be paid a GBX 1.30 ($0.02) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.5%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th.

In other news, insider Justin Ash acquired 89,100 shares of Spire Healthcare Group PLC stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 224 ($2.95) per share, with a total value of £199,584 ($262,506.91).

Spire Healthcare Group PLC Company Profile

Spire Healthcare Group plc is a United Kingdom-based independent hospital group. The Company provides in-patient, daycase and out-patient care from approximately 40 hospitals, 10 clinics and over two specialist care centers across the United Kingdom. The Company also owns and operates a sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform, and a screening service, Lifescan, as well as national pathology services.

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