St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,019 ($13.30).
STJ has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($13.71) price objective on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Friday, September 2nd. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Panmure Gordon decreased their price target on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,146 ($14.96) to GBX 1,078 ($14.07) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,090 ($14.23) price target on shares of St. James's Place plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price target on shares of St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,025 ($13.38) to GBX 825 ($10.77) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th.
St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) traded up 0.10% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 970.50. 2,691,861 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 962.09 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 903.08. St. James's Place plc has a 1-year low of GBX 521.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,031.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 5.06 billion.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were paid a GBX 12.33 ($0.16) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1st.
About St. James's Place plc
St. James’s Place plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides wealth management advice, investment management and related services to businesses and individuals across the United Kingdom. The Company’s segments include Life business, Unit Trust business, Distribution business and Other. The Company’s Life business segment offers pensions, protection and investment products through its life assurance subsidiaries.
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