J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on JSAIY. BNP Paribas raised J Sainsbury from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised J Sainsbury from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, January 9th.

OTCMKTS JSAIY opened at $11.18 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.45, a PEG ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.98. J Sainsbury has a twelve month low of $8.61 and a twelve month high of $15.28. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.75 and a 200 day moving average of $10.65.

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 25th were given a $0.149 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 22nd. J Sainsbury’s payout ratio is 28.04%.

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 and Clothing; Financial Services; and Property Investment.

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