London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,952 ($52.51).

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on LSE. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($53.15) price target on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc in a report on Monday. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc in a report on Friday. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,600 ($47.83) price target on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 4,450 ($59.13) price target on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 4,320 ($57.40) price target (up previously from GBX 4,140 ($55.01)) on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc in a report on Tuesday, September 26th.

Shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) traded down 0.41% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 3899.00. 646,084 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,872.36 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 3,642.79. The stock’s market cap is GBX 13.53 billion. London Stock Exchange Group Plc has a 12-month low of GBX 2,611.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 4,069.00.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th were paid a dividend of GBX 14.40 ($0.19) per share. This represents a yield of 0.37%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th.

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In other London Stock Exchange Group Plc news, insider David Warren sold 36,189 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,950 ($52.48), for a total transaction of £1,429,465.50 ($1,899,369.52).

About London Stock Exchange Group Plc

London Stock Exchange Group plc is a diversified global financial markets infrastructure business that operates with an Open Access model. The Company is organized into operating units based on its service lines and has six segments: Capital Markets, Post Trade Services-CC&G and Monte Titoli, Post Trade Services-LCH, Information Services, Technology Services and Other.

Analyst Recommendations for London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE)

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