Informa PLC (INF) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Informa PLC (LON:INF) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 870.67 ($11.38).

INF has been the topic of a number of research reports. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating on shares of Informa in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Informa in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 991 ($12.95) price objective (down previously from GBX 996 ($13.01)) on shares of Informa in a research report on Friday, December 14th. Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 960 ($12.54) price objective on shares of Informa in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reduced their price objective on Informa from GBX 955 ($12.48) to GBX 930 ($12.15) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th.

Shares of INF stock opened at GBX 741.20 ($9.69) on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $9.27 billion and a P/E ratio of 37.62. Informa has a twelve month low of GBX 602.80 ($7.88) and a twelve month high of GBX 869.60 ($11.36). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.65, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 0.47.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 25th will be given a GBX 14.85 ($0.19) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 25th. This is a positive change from Informa’s previous dividend of $7.05. Informa’s payout ratio is 1.12%.

About Informa

Informa plc engages in business intelligence, academic publishing, and knowledge and events businesses worldwide. The company operates through Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, and Knowledge & Networking segments. The Academic Publishing segment publishes academic books and journals in print and digital formats for university libraries and departments, specialist research institutions, and individuals in the areas of humanities and social sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

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