J Sainsbury plc (JSAIY) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.00.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of J Sainsbury from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J Sainsbury from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. BNP Paribas cut shares of J Sainsbury from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of J Sainsbury from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, HSBC raised shares of J Sainsbury from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 30th.

Shares of JSAIY stock opened at $16.46 on Tuesday. J Sainsbury has a fifty-two week low of $11.78 and a fifty-two week high of $17.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The company has a market capitalization of $9.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 0.93.

The company also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.365 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. J Sainsbury’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 67.59%.

J Sainsbury Company Profile

J Sainsbury plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Retail ? Food; Retail ? General Merchandise & Clothing; Financial Services; and Property Investment.

Analyst Recommendations for J Sainsbury (OTCMKTS:JSAIY)

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