Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 1,582 ($20.88) and last traded at GBX 1,582 ($20.88), with a volume of 752,697 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,562 ($20.61).

Several brokerages recently issued reports on HL. J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price target on shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC from GBX 1,470 ($19.40) to GBX 1,500 ($19.79) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC from GBX 1,395 ($18.41) to GBX 1,490 ($19.66) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 1,170 ($15.44) price target on shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,405.25 ($18.54).

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 28th were paid a dividend of GBX 20.40 ($0.27) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th.

In other news, insider Christopher Hill sold 6,144 shares of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,343 ($17.72), for a total transaction of £82,513.92 ($108,886.14).

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About Hargreaves Lansdown PLC

Hargreaves Lansdown plc offers a direct to investor investment service. The Company provides execution only, advisory services and third-party investments for individuals and corporates. Its segments are the Vantage division, the Discretionary/Managed division and the Third Party/Other Services division.

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