Shares of St. James’s Place plc (LON:STJ) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,170.33 ($15.29).
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on STJ shares. Shore Capital reaffirmed an “under review” rating on shares of St. James’s Place in a research note on Wednesday, February 27th. Barclays raised their price target on St. James’s Place from GBX 1,203 ($15.72) to GBX 1,228 ($16.05) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on St. James’s Place from GBX 1,206 ($15.76) to GBX 1,187 ($15.51) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,070 ($13.98) price target on shares of St. James’s Place in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “sector performer” rating and set a GBX 1,000 ($13.07) price target on shares of St. James’s Place in a research note on Thursday, April 18th.
Shares of STJ traded down GBX 5 ($0.07) during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 1,037 ($13.55). 1,335,735 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,790,000. St. James’s Place has a 12-month low of GBX 905.60 ($11.83) and a 12-month high of GBX 1,246 ($16.28). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.33, a current ratio of 1.83 and a quick ratio of 1.39. The company has a market capitalization of $5.46 billion and a PE ratio of 32.01.
St. James's Place plc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in public equity and fixed income market across the globe. The firm was formerly known as St. James's Place Capital plc. St.
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