JRP Group PLC (JRP) Given Outperform Rating at Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of JRP Group PLC (LON:JRP) in a report released on Friday morning. Royal Bank of Canada currently has a GBX 200 ($2.47) price target on the stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a neutral rating and set a GBX 160 ($1.98) price target on shares of JRP Group PLC in a report on Monday, March 13th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 200 ($2.47) price target on shares of JRP Group PLC in a report on Friday, March 10th. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 177 ($2.19) price target on shares of JRP Group PLC in a report on Monday, March 13th. Panmure Gordon reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 207 ($2.56) price target on shares of JRP Group PLC in a report on Friday, March 10th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of JRP Group PLC in a report on Thursday, February 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 177.57 ($2.19).

JRP Group PLC (LON:JRP) traded down 3.56% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 138.00. The stock had a trading volume of 1,118,446 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.01 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 150.16 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 135.20. JRP Group PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 84.26 and a 1-year high of GBX 161.40.

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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 4th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.40 ($0.03) per share. This is a boost from JRP Group PLC’s previous dividend of $1.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 4th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

In related news, insider Simon Thomas sold 100,000 shares of JRP Group PLC stock in a transaction on Friday, March 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 153 ($1.89), for a total transaction of £153,000 ($188,958.87). Also, insider Rodney Cook sold 199,022 shares of JRP Group PLC stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 146 ($1.80), for a total value of £290,572.12 ($358,863.92).

JRP Group PLC Company Profile

JRP Group plc, formerly Just Retirement Group plc, is a financial services company. Its segments are insurance, other segments and corporate activities. The insurance segment writes insurance products for the retirement market, which include guaranteed income for life solutions and defined benefit de-risking solutions, care plans, and drawdown contracts, and invests the premiums received from these contracts in corporate bonds, lifetime mortgage advances, and other financial investments.

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