Shares of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON:JLT) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,248 ($17.24).
Separately, Barclays increased their price target on Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group from GBX 1,305 ($18.03) to GBX 1,408 ($19.45) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (LON:JLT) traded up GBX 6 ($0.08) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 1,296 ($17.91). The stock had a trading volume of 366,353 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,303. The company has a market cap of $2,870.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,356.36. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group has a 1-year low of GBX 1,078 ($14.89) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,468 ($20.28).
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (LON:JLT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The company reported GBX 58.50 ($0.81) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of GBX 58 ($0.80) by GBX 0.50 ($0.01). Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group had a return on equity of 41.00% and a net margin of 10.22%. The business had revenue of GBX 138.60 billion during the quarter.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a GBX 21.80 ($0.30) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.63%. This is an increase from Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group’s previous dividend of $12.20. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th.
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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) is a provider of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. The Company operates through three segments: Risk & Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Head Office & Other operations. The Risk & Insurance segment consists of JLT’s global specialist, wholesale, reinsurance broking, personal lines, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) activities.
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