Shares of Experian plc (LON: EXPN) received a consensus recommendation to “hold” from the seven brokerages currently hedging the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equity research analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, two assigned a conservation rating, and four issued a buy rating on the company. The 12-month average target price among brokerage firms that updated their equity coverage in the past year is 3,030 GBX ($ 40.03).
EXPN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a price target of 3,750 GBX ($ 49.54) on Experian shares in a research report released on Monday, November 15. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” note on Experian shares in a research report on Thursday, November 25. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 4,100 ($ 54.17) price target on Experian shares in a research report released on Tuesday, December 14. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on Experian shares in a research report on Monday, November 15. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX price target of 2,900 ($ 38.31) on Experian shares in a research report released on Thursday, November 18.
Experian stock opened at 3,572 GBX ($ 47.19) on Friday. The share’s 50-day moving average price is 3,413.16 GBX and its 200-day moving average price is 3,171.52 GBX. The company has a market capitalization of £ 32.96 billion and a PE ratio of 44.26. The company has a leverage ratio of 136.79, a quick ratio of 0.59, and a current ratio of 0.59. Experian has a one-year minimum of 2,265 GBX ($ 29.92) and a one-year maximum of 3,674 GBX ($ 48.54).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 4. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 6 will receive a dividend of $ 0.16. The ex-dividend date for this dividend is Thursday, January 6. This represents a dividend yield of 0.34%. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.58%.
Experian Company Profile
Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. The company operates through two segments, business-to-business services 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 help businesses manage their customers, minimize the risk of fraud, comply with legal requirements, and automate decisions and processes.
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