Shares of Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as GBX 1,969.50 ($27.66) and last traded at GBX 1,970.50 ($27.67), with a volume of 687123 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 2,010 ($28.23).

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Deutsche Bank reduced their target price on Severn Trent from GBX 2,250 ($31.60) to GBX 2,200 ($30.89) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Severn Trent in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Severn Trent from GBX 2,500 ($35.11) to GBX 2,250 ($31.60) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Severn Trent in a research note on Friday. They issued a “sell” rating and a GBX 1,881 ($26.41) price target on the stock. Finally, upgraded Severn Trent to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from GBX 2,160 ($30.33) to GBX 2,300 ($32.30) in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,332.33 ($32.75).

The company has a market cap of $4,660.00 and a PE ratio of 1,602.03.

Severn Trent (LON:SVT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 23rd. The company reported GBX 65.90 ($0.93) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 66 ($0.93) by GBX (0.10) ($0.00). The company had revenue of £850.40 million for the quarter. Severn Trent had a net margin of 17.34% and a return on equity of 31.14%.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of GBX 34.63 ($0.49) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 1.64%.

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Severn Trent Company Profile

Severn Trent Plc treats and provides water and removes wastewater in the United Kingdom and internationally. The Company provides clean water and wastewater services through its businesses, Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Business Services. It operates through two segments: Regulated Water and Waste Water, and Business Services.

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