Experian plc (LON:EXPN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Experian plc (LON:EXPNGet Rating) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,279.20 ($41.26).

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on shares of Experian from GBX 4,000 ($50.33) to GBX 3,800 ($47.82) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Barclays dropped their price target on shares of Experian from GBX 3,750 ($47.19) to GBX 3,300 ($41.53) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Experian to a “sector perform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from GBX 2,500 ($31.46) to GBX 2,850 ($35.86) in a research note on Thursday, January 27th.

Shares of EXPN stock opened at GBX 2,609 ($32.83) on Tuesday. Experian has a 12 month low of GBX 2,436 ($30.65) and a 12 month high of GBX 3,689 ($46.42). The stock has a market cap of £24.06 billion and a PE ratio of 30.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 136.79. The company’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 2,808.32 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 3,084.77.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 23rd. This represents a yield of 1.07%. This is a boost from Experian’s previous dividend of $0.16. Experian’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.54%.

Experian Company Profile (Get Rating)

Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. The company operates through two segments, Business-to-Business and Consumer Services. It provides data services to identify and understand their customers, as well as to manage the risks related with lending. The company also offers analytical and decision tools that enhance businesses to manage their customers, minimize the risk of fraud, comply with legal requirements, and automate decisions and processes.

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