Shares of Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are covering the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,464.70 ($54.30).

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on WOS shares. Societe Generale reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,600 ($55.94) price objective on shares of Wolseley plc in a research report on Friday, September 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 4,400 ($53.51) price objective on shares of Wolseley plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,650 ($56.55) price objective on shares of Wolseley plc in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 4,200 ($51.08) price objective on shares of Wolseley plc in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, Peel Hunt downgraded shares of Wolseley plc to a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 4,075 ($49.56) price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, September 27th.

In other Wolseley plc news, insider Frank Roach sold 40,880 shares of Wolseley plc stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,199 ($51.06), for a total value of £1,716,551.20 ($2,087,499.94).

Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) opened at 4996.00 on Wednesday. Wolseley plc has a 52-week low of GBX 3,214.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 5,050.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 4,831.92 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 4,396.88. The firm’s market cap is GBX 12.52 billion.

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Wolseley plc Company Profile

Wolseley plc is the holding company of the Wolseley Group of companies. The Company is engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products and building materials. The Company’s segments include USA, UK, Nordic, and Canada and Central Europe. The Company operates seven business units in the United States, six of these mainly operate in the business to business (B2B) market with one operating in the business to consumer (B2C) market.

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