A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on SThree Plc from GBX 280 ($3.46) to GBX 320 ($3.95) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. HSBC Holdings plc raised their price target on SThree Plc from GBX 320 ($3.95) to GBX 370 ($4.57) and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, January 30th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 320 ($3.95) price target on shares of SThree Plc in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on SThree Plc from GBX 285 ($3.52) to GBX 325 ($4.01) and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, December 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SThree Plc has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 341 ($4.21).
Shares of SThree Plc (LON:STHR) traded up 1.87% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 312.75. The company had a trading volume of 68,897 shares. SThree Plc has a 52 week low of GBX 221.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 355.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 396.27 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 318.25 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 283.12.
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The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 4th will be issued a GBX 9.30 ($0.11) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.99%. This is a boost from SThree Plc’s previous dividend of $4.70. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 4th.
In other news, insider Gary Elden sold 120,000 shares of SThree Plc stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 318 ($3.93), for a total value of £381,600 ($471,285.66). Also, insider Alex Smith sold 33,826 shares of SThree Plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 322 ($3.98), for a total value of £108,919.72 ($134,518.61). Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 181 shares of company stock worth $58,604 and sold 464,427 shares worth $147,892,426.
About SThree Plc
SThree plc is an international staffing company, which provides specialist recruitment services in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries. The Company provides permanent and contract staff to sectors, including information and communication technology (ICT), banking and finance, life sciences, engineering and energy.
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