Experian (LON:EXPN) Receives “Buy” Rating from Shore Capital


Experian (LON:EXPN – Get Rating)The stock had its “buy” rating restated by equity analysts Shore Capital in a research report released Thursday, reports MarketBeat Ratings.

Other stock analysts have also recently released reports on the company. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on Experian shares in a Wednesday, May 11 report. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reissued a “hold” rating and issued a price target of 3,300 GBX ($39.25) on Experian shares in a research report on Thursday, May 19. Barclays cut its price target on Experian from 3,750 GBX ($44.60) to 3,300 GBX ($39.25) and set an ‘overweight’ rating for the company in a Thursday, May 19 research report . JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its price target on Experian from 3,800 GBX ($45.20) to 3,250 GBX ($38.65) and set an ‘overweight’ rating for the company in a research report Wednesday. Finally, Citigroup downgraded Experian to a “neutral” rating and set a price target of 3,146 GBX ($37.42) for the company. in a research note from Wednesday, March 30. Four research analysts gave the stock a hold rating and three gave the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 3,224.33 ($38.35).

Performance of Experian shares

Shares of EXPN opened Thursday at 2,748 GBX ($32.68). The company’s 50-day simple moving average is 2,519.60 GBX and its 200-day simple moving average is 2,820.57 GBX. Experian has a one-year minimum of 2,242 GBX ($26.67) and a one-year maximum of 3,689 GBX ($43.87). The stock has a market capitalization of £25.30 billion and a PE ratio of 2,642.31. The company has a debt ratio of 103.17, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.83.

Insiders place their bets

Separately, insider Brian Cassin sold 104,255 shares of the company in a trade dated Monday, June 13. The stock was sold at an average price of 2,386 GBX ($28.38), for a total value of £2,487,524.30 ($2,958,520.81). In other news, insider Ruba Borno acquired 937 shares of Experian in a trade on Thursday, June 30. The shares were purchased at an average cost of 2,385 GBX ($28.37) per share, for a total transaction of £22,347.45 ($26,578.79). Additionally, insider Brian Cassin sold 104,255 shares in a trade on Monday, June 13. The shares were sold at an average price of 2,386 GBX ($28.38), for a total value of £2,487,524.30 ($2,958,520.81).

Experian Company Profile

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Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. The Company operates through two segments, Business-to-Business and Consumer Services. It provides data services to identify and understand their customers, as well as to manage loan risk. The company also offers analytics and decision tools that enable businesses to manage their customers, minimize the risk of fraud, comply with legal requirements, and automate decisions and processes.

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