Standard Chartered (LON:STAN) Stock Price Crosses Above 200 Day Moving Average of $659.71

Shares of Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STANGet Free Report) crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of GBX 659.71 ($8.34) and traded as high as GBX 683.80 ($8.64). Standard Chartered shares last traded at GBX 671.40 ($8.48), with a volume of 6,498,307 shares changing hands.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several research firms have recently weighed in on STAN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 850 ($10.74) price objective on shares of Standard Chartered in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Standard Chartered in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised Standard Chartered to a “market perform” rating and set a GBX 790 ($9.98) price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their price objective on Standard Chartered from GBX 1,000 ($12.64) to GBX 1,050 ($13.27) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of GBX 919.71 ($11.62).

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Standard Chartered Stock Down 1.1 %

The stock has a market cap of £17.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 799.29, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.87. The business has a 50-day moving average of GBX 626.95 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 659.71.

Standard Chartered Increases Dividend

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This is a positive change from Standard Chartered’s previous dividend of $0.06. This represents a yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. Standard Chartered’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 2,500.00%.

Insider Transactions at Standard Chartered

In other news, insider Bill Winters sold 40,432 shares of Standard Chartered stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 655 ($8.28), for a total value of £264,829.60 ($334,676.61). 0.32% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Standard Chartered Company Profile

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Standard Chartered PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides various banking products and services in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. The company operates in three segments: Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking; Consumer, Private & Business Banking; and Ventures.

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