Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Hastings Group Hldg PLC (LON: HSTG) in the last few weeks:

  • 9/22/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.
  • 9/16/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a GBX 234 ($3.05) price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC was downgraded by analysts at HSBC to a “reduce” rating. They now have a GBX 193 ($2.52) price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a GBX 148 ($1.93) price target on the stock.
  • 8/23/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its price target raised by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 240 ($3.13). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/16/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its price target raised by analysts at Berenberg Bank from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 234 ($3.05). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/12/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.
  • 8/12/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 240 ($3.13) price target on the stock.
  • 8/11/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 8/7/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 210 ($2.74) price target on the stock.
  • 8/1/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 210 ($2.74) price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2016 – Hastings Group Hldg PLC had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 240 ($3.13) price target on the stock.

Shares of Hastings Group Hldg PLC (LON:HSTG) traded up 0.57% on Thursday, reaching GBX 231.30. 167,741 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.52 billion. Hastings Group Hldg PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 143.24 and a 12-month high of GBX 234.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 215.97 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 187.90.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be paid a GBX 3.30 ($0.04) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.56%. This is an increase from Hastings Group Hldg PLC’s previous dividend of $2.20.

Hastings Group Holdings plc, formerly Hastings Group Holdings Limited, is a holding company. The Company provides general insurance. Its segments include Underwriting, Retail and Corporate. The Underwriting segment includes underwriting business based in Gibraltar. The Underwriting segment includes its subsidiaries, Advantage Insurance Company Limited (AICL), which is engaged in underwriting general insurance, primarily private car insurance in the United Kingdom, and Conquest House Limited, which owns property utilized by the Company.

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