Experian plc (LON:EXPN) insider Kerry Williams sold 190,631 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,400 ($31.36), for a total value of £4,575,144 ($5,978,235.99).
EXPN opened at GBX 2,405 ($31.43) on Tuesday. Experian plc has a 1 year low of GBX 1,710 ($22.34) and a 1 year high of GBX 2,421 ($31.63). The stock has a market capitalization of $21.67 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 133.80, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.44.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 27th will be paid a $0.33 dividend. This is an increase from Experian’s previous dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.13%. Experian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.47%.
Several brokerages recently commented on EXPN. Deutsche Bank downgraded Experian to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, March 11th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Experian from GBX 2,100 ($27.44) to GBX 2,225 ($29.07) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Wednesday, May 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,094.50 ($27.37).
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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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