Experian (LON:EXPN) Hits New 12-Month High at $3,383.00

Experian plc (LON:EXPNGet Free Report) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 3,383 ($42.41) and last traded at GBX 3,333 ($41.78), with a volume of 207974 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 3,338 ($41.85).

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of brokerages have recently commented on EXPN. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,700 ($46.38) price target on shares of Experian in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,450 ($30.71) price target on shares of Experian in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,880 ($36.10) price target on shares of Experian in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Experian in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 3,057.50 ($38.33).

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Experian Stock Performance

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 102.92, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.65. The stock has a market cap of £31.10 billion, a PE ratio of 3,793.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.63. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 3,175.62 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 2,906.02.

Experian Cuts Dividend

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.54%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 4th. Experian’s dividend payout ratio is currently 5,000.00%.

Insider Activity

In related news, insider Craig Boundy sold 226,166 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,192 ($40.02), for a total value of £7,219,218.72 ($9,050,042.27). 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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