St. James's Place plc (STJ) Price Target Increased to GBX 1,000 by Analysts at Royal Bank of Canada

St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) had its target price hoisted by Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 950 ($11.73) to GBX 1,000 ($12.35) in a research note published on Friday morning. They currently have a sector performer rating on the stock.

STJ has been the subject of several other reports. Barclays PLC increased their target price on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,045 ($12.91) to GBX 1,097 ($13.55) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Monday, December 12th. Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. HSBC Holdings plc restated a buy rating and set a GBX 1,280 ($15.81) target price on shares of St. James's Place plc in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Macquarie upgraded St. James's Place plc to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 924 ($11.41) to GBX 1,186 ($14.65) in a report on Thursday, January 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on St. James's Place plc from GBX 1,108 ($13.68) to GBX 1,192 ($14.72) and gave the company a  overweight rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 1,127.36 ($13.92).

St. James's Place plc (LON:STJ) traded up 0.47% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1077.00. The stock had a trading volume of 678,089 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 5.64 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,081.81 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,002.91. St. James's Place plc has a 12 month low of GBX 521.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,126.44.

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The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be given a GBX 20.67 ($0.26) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.96%. This is a positive change from St. James's Place plc’s previous dividend of $12.33.

In other news, insider David Bellamy sold 407 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 989 ($12.21), for a total value of £4,025.23 ($4,971.26).

St. James's Place plc 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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