Experian plc (LON:EXPN) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Experian plc (LON:EXPN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 2,177.14 ($28.45).

A number of research analysts have commented on EXPN shares. Goldman Sachs Group set a €15.00 ($17.44) target price on shares of freenet and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the company from GBX 2,250 ($29.40) to GBX 2,360 ($30.84) in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. Barclays reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Deutsche Bank in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 3,300 ($43.12) to GBX 3,500 ($45.73) in a research report on Tuesday, June 25th.

In other Experian news, insider Kerry Williams sold 190,631 shares of Experian stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,400 ($31.36), for a total transaction of £4,575,144 ($5,978,235.99). Also, insider Don Robert sold 550,000 shares of Experian stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,423 ($31.66), for a total transaction of £13,326,500 ($17,413,432.64).

LON EXPN traded up GBX 28 ($0.37) during trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 2,408 ($31.46). 1,489,539 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 139.09, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $21.94 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.68. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 2,398.40. Experian has a 12-month low of GBX 1,710 ($22.34) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,463 ($32.18).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 27th will be paid a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 27th. This is a boost from Experian’s previous dividend of $0.14. This represents a yield of 1.13%. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.49%.

Experian Company Profile

Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information services company. The company offers credit services, such as holding, protecting, and managing data that help businesses and organizations to lend, as well as prevent frauds. Its credit services also holds information of people and businesses that have repaid credit in the past; and provides credit reports used by various businesses, such as banks, automotive dealers, healthcare providers, and retailers.

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