Spire Healthcare Group PLC (SPI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 295.57 ($4.08).

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on SPI. Liberum Capital increased their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group from GBX 270 ($3.73) to GBX 275 ($3.80) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group from GBX 339 ($4.68) to GBX 293 ($4.05) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday. Barclays cut their price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group from GBX 270 ($3.73) to GBX 255 ($3.52) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. Numis Securities reiterated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 296 ($4.09) price target on shares of Spire Healthcare Group in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Jefferies Group upgraded shares of Spire Healthcare Group to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from GBX 259 ($3.58) to GBX 290 ($4.01) in a report on Wednesday, January 17th.

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Shares of Spire Healthcare Group (SPI) traded up GBX 0.60 ($0.01) on Friday, hitting GBX 218 ($3.01). 1,180,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,760,000. The stock has a market cap of $874.36 and a P/E ratio of 5,450.00. Spire Healthcare Group has a 1-year low of GBX 206.40 ($2.85) and a 1-year high of GBX 362.10 ($5.00).

Spire Healthcare Group (LON:SPI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, March 2nd. The company reported GBX 14.40 ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 14.60 ($0.20) by GBX (0.20) ($0.00). The company had revenue of £931.70 million during the quarter. Spire Healthcare Group had a net margin of 1.85% and a return on equity of 1.71%.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a GBX 2.50 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.12%. This is a boost from Spire Healthcare Group’s previous dividend of $1.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st.

In other Spire Healthcare Group news, insider Justin Ash acquired 46,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 215 ($2.97) per share, with a total value of £99,975 ($138,125.17).

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Spire Healthcare Group Company Profile

Spire Healthcare Group plc is a United Kingdom-based independent hospital group. The Company provides in-patient, daycase and out-patient care from approximately 40 hospitals, 10 clinics and over two specialist care centers across the United Kingdom. The Company also owns and operates a sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform, and a screening service, Lifescan, as well as national pathology services.

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