Empiric Student Property PLC (LON:ESP) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as GBX 100.25 ($1.29) and last traded at GBX 101 ($1.30), with a volume of 3,249,743 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 106.50 ($1.38).

ESP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.61) target price on shares of Empiric Student Property PLC in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 115 ($1.49) target price on shares of Empiric Student Property PLC in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th.

The company’s market capitalization is GBX 506.29 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1.06 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1.06.

In other Empiric Student Property PLC news, insider Timothy Attlee sold 130,521 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 112 ($1.45), for a total value of £146,183.52 ($188,794.42). Also, insider Paul Hadaway purchased 46,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 107 ($1.38) per share, with a total value of £49,220 ($63,567.09).

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Empiric Student Property PLC Company Profile

Empiric Student Property plc is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in investing in the purpose-built student accommodation in central locations in the university cities and towns in the United Kingdom. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, development and management of student accommodation assets in the United Kingdom.

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