Experian plc (LON:EXPN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Experian plc (LON:EXPN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,177.14 ($28.45).

A number of research firms recently commented on EXPN. Credit Suisse Group lowered Experian to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 2,250 ($29.40) to GBX 2,360 ($30.84) in a research note on Tuesday, June 18th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) price objective on shares of Experian in a research note on Friday, July 12th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, May 13th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,750 ($35.93) price objective (up from GBX 2,400 ($31.36)) on shares of Experian in a research note on Tuesday, June 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, July 15th.

In other Experian news, insider Kerry Williams sold 190,631 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,400 ($31.36), for a total value of £4,575,144 ($5,978,235.99). Also, insider Don Robert sold 550,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,423 ($31.66), for a total value of £13,326,500 ($17,413,432.64).

Experian stock remained flat at $GBX 2,500 ($32.67) during midday trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,015,352 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The stock has a market cap of $22.75 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.89. The company has a current ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 139.09. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 2,442.12. Experian has a 1 year low of GBX 1,710 ($22.34) and a 1 year high of GBX 2,552 ($33.35).

Experian Company Profile

Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information services company. The company offers credit services, such as holding, protecting, and managing data that help businesses and organizations to lend, as well as prevent frauds. Its credit services also holds information of people and businesses that have repaid credit in the past; and provides credit reports used by various businesses, such as banks, automotive dealers, healthcare providers, and retailers.

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