St. James's Place plc (STJ) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,280.86 ($17.70).
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on STJ shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Barclays increased their price objective on St. James's Place from GBX 1,256 ($17.35) to GBX 1,361 ($18.80) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. HSBC increased their price objective on St. James's Place from GBX 1,350 ($18.65) to GBX 1,380 ($19.07) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of St. James's Place in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on St. James's Place from GBX 1,370 ($18.93) to GBX 1,390 ($19.20) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th.
St. James's Place (LON:STJ) traded down GBX 2.50 ($0.03) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1,120 ($15.47). The stock had a trading volume of 1,772,150 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,500,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,950.00 and a P/E ratio of 4,666.67. St. James's Place has a 1-year low of GBX 1,008 ($13.93) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,279.50 ($17.68).
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St. James's Place Company Profile
St. James’s Place plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides wealth management advice, investment management and related services to businesses and individuals across the United Kingdom. The Company’s segments include Life business, Unit Trust business, Distribution business and Other. The Company’s Life business segment offers pensions, protection and investment products through its life assurance subsidiaries.
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