Barclays Reaffirms “Overweight” Rating for Experian (LON:EXPN)

Barclays reaffirmed their overweight rating on shares of Experian (LON:EXPNFree Report) in a report issued on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. Barclays currently has a GBX 3,600 ($45.47) price target on the stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Experian in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Bank of America reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,700 ($46.73) price target on shares of Experian in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 2,880 ($36.37) price target on shares of Experian in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an underperform rating and set a GBX 2,450 ($30.94) target price on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, November 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 3,166 ($39.98).

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Experian Stock Performance

EXPN opened at GBX 3,360 ($42.43) on Friday. Experian has a 12-month low of GBX 2,366 ($29.88) and a 12-month high of GBX 3,394 ($42.86). The company has a current ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 102.92. The firm has a market capitalization of £30.87 billion, a PE ratio of 3,797.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 0.64. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 3,193.20 and a two-hundred day moving average of GBX 2,909.26.

Experian Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 4th were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 4th. This represents a yield of 0.54%. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 4,943.82%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In related news, insider Craig Boundy sold 226,166 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,192 ($40.31), for a total transaction of £7,219,218.72 ($9,117,477.54). Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

Experian Company Profile

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Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Business-to-Business and Consumer Services. The company collects, sorts, aggregates, and transforms data from various sources to provide a range of data-driven services.

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