Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,278.43 ($17.93).
Several equities analysts have issued reports on STJ shares. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,260 ($17.67) to GBX 1,310 ($18.37) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,370 ($19.21) to GBX 1,390 ($19.49) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 1,361 ($19.08) price objective on shares of St. James's Place in a research note on Friday, January 26th. HSBC upped their price objective on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,350 ($18.93) to GBX 1,380 ($19.35) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Numis Securities upped their price objective on shares of St. James's Place from GBX 1,310 ($18.37) to GBX 1,385 ($19.42) and gave the company an “add” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th.
St. James's Place (LON STJ) traded down GBX 23 ($0.32) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1,105 ($15.49). 1,735,057 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,390,000. St. James's Place has a one year low of GBX 1,008 ($14.13) and a one year high of GBX 1,279.50 ($17.94). The firm has a market capitalization of $5,970.00 and a P/E ratio of 4,604.17.
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About St. James's Place
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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