GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Given a GBX 1,700 Price Target at Morgan Stanley

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) received a GBX 1,700 ($21.51) price target from research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Friday, May 12th. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential upside of 0.89% from the stock’s current price.

GSK has been the subject of several other reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Monday, January 30th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($24.04) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Thursday, March 9th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lifted their price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc from GBX 1,800 ($22.77) to GBX 1,850 ($23.40) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,750 ($22.14) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. GlaxoSmithKline plc presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,745.17 ($22.08).

Analyst Recommendations for GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK)

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) traded up 0.06% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1685.00. 19,969,256 shares of the stock traded hands. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a one year low of GBX 1,363.00 and a one year high of GBX 1,745.56. The stock’s market cap is GBX 82.33 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,647.07 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,604.10.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 11th will be issued a GBX 19 ($0.24) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.21%.

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In other GlaxoSmithKline plc news, insider Vivienne Cox bought 335 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,583 ($20.03) per share, for a total transaction of £5,303.05 ($6,708.48). Also, insider Emma Walmsley bought 83 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,647 ($20.83) per share, for a total transaction of £1,367.01 ($1,729.30). Insiders purchased a total of 662 shares of company stock worth $1,067,188 over the last quarter.

About GlaxoSmithKline plc

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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