UBS Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Experian (LON:EXPN) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank reiterated a sell rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Thursday. Shore Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Experian in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised their price target on Experian from GBX 1,720 ($22.47) to GBX 1,730 ($22.61) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 2,088.33 ($27.29).
Shares of LON:EXPN traded down GBX 20 ($0.26) during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,300 ($30.05). 1,345,303 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,870,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 157.87. Experian has a 52-week low of GBX 1,703.50 ($22.26) and a 52-week high of GBX 2,256 ($29.48). The stock has a market capitalization of $20.77 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.56.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 27th. This is a boost from Experian’s previous dividend of $0.14. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.40%.
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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