Homeserve plc (LON:HSV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 815.50 ($11.00) and last traded at GBX 815 ($10.99), with a volume of 91,327 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 804 ($10.84).

HSV has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on Homeserve plc from GBX 695 ($9.37) to GBX 828 ($11.16) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Liberum Capital lifted their target price on Homeserve plc from GBX 760 ($10.25) to GBX 840 ($11.33) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 569 ($7.67) target price on shares of Homeserve plc in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 750 ($10.11) target price on shares of Homeserve plc in a report on Friday, July 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 737.88 ($9.95).

The company’s market cap is GBX 2.53 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 742.01 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 693.67.

In other news, insider Johnathan Ford sold 260,190 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 747 ($10.07), for a total value of £1,943,619.30 ($2,620,492.52). In the last three months, insiders bought 60 shares of company stock worth $44,856.

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Homeserve plc Company Profile

HomeServe plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in providing home emergency, repair and heating installation services. The Company’s segments include UK, USA, France, Spain and New Markets. The Company designs a range of water, heating and electrical related home assistance products.

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