Standard Life Aberdeen (LON: SLA) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 5/15/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 5/14/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.
  • 5/13/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 5/7/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 319 ($4.17) price target on the stock.
  • 4/12/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a GBX 295 ($3.85) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 338 ($4.42).
  • 4/9/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from GBX 488 ($6.38) to GBX 361 ($4.72). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 4/1/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a GBX 315 ($4.12) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 310 ($4.05).
  • 3/25/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a GBX 410 ($5.36) price target on the stock.
  • 3/20/2019 – Standard Life Aberdeen had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 365 ($4.77) to GBX 350 ($4.57). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.

LON SLA opened at GBX 262.60 ($3.43) on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 17.20. The company has a market capitalization of $6.29 billion and a PE ratio of 9.02. Standard Life Aberdeen PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 219.10 ($2.86) and a 52-week high of GBX 427.89 ($5.59).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be given a GBX 14.30 ($0.19) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 5.7%. This is a positive change from Standard Life Aberdeen’s previous dividend of $7.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 11th. Standard Life Aberdeen’s dividend payout ratio is 0.79%.

In other news, insider Douglas J. Flint acquired 7,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 258 ($3.37) per share, for a total transaction of £19,995 ($26,127.01). Also, insider Cathleen Raffaeli acquired 9,315 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 260 ($3.40) per share, for a total transaction of £24,219 ($31,646.41). Insiders bought 24,933 shares of company stock valued at $6,489,776 over the last three months.

Standard Life Aberdeen plc provides asset management services in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and Asia. The company offers investment solutions and funds; long-term savings and investment products to individual and corporate customers; and life insurance and savings products. It provides its products through institutional, wholesale, and retail distribution channels.

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