Legal & General Group Plc Plans Dividend of GBX 4.30 (LON:LGEN)

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) declared a dividend on Wednesday, August 9th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of GBX 4.30 ($0.06) per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, September 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

Legal & General Group Plc (LON LGEN) traded down 0.34% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 266.80. 11,768,710 shares of the stock were exchanged. Legal & General Group Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 204.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 279.90. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 265.69 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 254.24. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 15.83 billion.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on LGEN. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 301 ($3.91) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Macquarie reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 201 ($2.61) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised their price objective on shares of Legal & General Group Plc from GBX 220 ($2.86) to GBX 240 ($3.12) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on shares of Legal & General Group Plc from GBX 235 ($3.05) to GBX 245 ($3.18) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 256.76 ($3.33).

In related news, insider Toby Strauss acquired 979 shares of Legal & General Group Plc stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 257 ($3.34) per share, with a total value of £2,516.03 ($3,266.30). Also, insider John Kingman acquired 646 shares of Legal & General Group Plc stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 254 ($3.30) per share, for a total transaction of £1,640.84 ($2,130.13). Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 2,603 shares of company stock worth $678,197.

Legal & General Group Plc Company Profile

Legal & General Group Plc is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, transacts life assurance and long-term savings business, investment management and general insurance and health business. It operates through six segments: Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Savings and General Insurance (GI).

Dividend History for Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN)

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