Shares of Experian plc (LON:EXPN) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,085 ($27.24).
Several research analysts have commented on EXPN shares. Deutsche Bank restated a “sell” rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Friday. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,400 ($31.36) target price (up previously from GBX 2,250 ($29.40)) on shares of Experian in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of Experian from GBX 2,100 ($27.44) to GBX 2,225 ($29.07) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their target price on shares of Experian from GBX 1,720 ($22.47) to GBX 1,730 ($22.61) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Thursday, January 24th.
Shares of LON:EXPN traded down GBX 35 ($0.46) during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 2,181 ($28.50). 1,335,424 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 157.87. Experian has a 12 month low of GBX 1,680 ($21.95) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,256 ($29.48). The company has a market cap of $19.66 billion and a PE ratio of 25.18.
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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