Brokerages Set HomeServe plc (HSV) PT at $811.00

Shares of HomeServe plc (LON:HSV) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 811 ($10.92).

HSV has been the topic of several analyst reports. Liberum Capital raised their price target on shares of HomeServe from GBX 900 ($12.11) to GBX 950 ($12.79) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their price target on shares of HomeServe from GBX 650 ($8.75) to GBX 750 ($10.09) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of HomeServe from GBX 795 ($10.70) to GBX 900 ($12.11) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Peel Hunt raised their price target on shares of HomeServe from GBX 750 ($10.09) to GBX 850 ($11.44) and gave the company an “add” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of HomeServe from GBX 500 ($6.73) to GBX 630 ($8.48) and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th.

HomeServe (HSV) traded down GBX 7 ($0.09) on Friday, reaching GBX 771 ($10.38). 324,125 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 429,622. HomeServe has a 52-week low of GBX 504.50 ($6.79) and a 52-week high of GBX 872 ($11.74).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a GBX 4.70 ($0.06) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th.

In other news, insider Mark C. Morris sold 6,235 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 847 ($11.40), for a total value of £52,810.45 ($71,077.32). Also, insider Edward Fitzmaurice acquired 781,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 820 ($11.04) per share, with a total value of £6,404,200 ($8,619,380.89). Insiders bought 787,271 shares of company stock valued at $645,505,781 over the last quarter.

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About HomeServe

HomeServe plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in providing home emergency, repair and heating installation services. The Company’s segments include UK, USA, France, Spain and New Markets. The Company designs a range of water, heating and electrical related home assistance products.

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