JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Severn Trent (LON:SVT) to an underperform rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, Digital Look reports. They currently have GBX 2,000 ($26.13) target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of GBX 2,060 ($26.92).

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on SVT. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Colfax in a research note on Friday, April 5th. They set a buy rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Barclays restated a top pick rating and set a GBX 3,250 ($42.47) target price on shares of in a research note on Wednesday, June 19th. Deutsche Bank restated a hold rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.57) target price on shares of in a research note on Friday, July 5th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Johnson & Johnson from $152.00 to $156.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Finally, Macquarie upgraded AGL Energy from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, June 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Severn Trent currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 2,105.40 ($27.51).

Shares of SVT stock opened at GBX 2,032 ($26.55) on Monday. Severn Trent has a 1-year low of GBX 1,758 ($22.97) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,153 ($28.13). The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 2,040.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 530.38. The stock has a market cap of $4.91 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.26.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 56.02 ($0.73) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 13th. This represents a yield of 2.89%. This is a boost from Severn Trent’s previous dividend of $37.35. Severn Trent’s payout ratio is currently 0.70%.

In other Severn Trent news, insider James Bowling sold 5,123 shares of Severn Trent stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,035 ($26.59), for a total transaction of £104,253.05 ($136,225.08).

About Severn Trent

Severn Trent Plc operates as a water and sewerage company in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Regulated Water and Waste Water, and Business Services. The Regulated Water and Waste Water segment provides water and sewerage services to approximately 4.3 million households and businesses in the Midlands and mid-Wales.

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