Informa’s (INF) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at UBS Group
UBS Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Informa (LON:INF) in a research note released on Wednesday morning, Stock Target Advisor reports. They currently have a GBX 700 ($9.21) price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 860 ($11.31).
A number of other analysts have also issued reports on INF. Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Informa in a research note on Thursday, April 16th. HSBC lowered their target price on shares of Informa from GBX 970 ($12.76) to GBX 950 ($12.50) and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Monday, January 13th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a buy rating on shares of Informa in a research note on Monday, April 20th. Peel Hunt reiterated a hold rating on shares of Informa in a research note on Thursday, April 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Informa to a hold rating and lowered their target price for the company from GBX 1,050 ($13.81) to GBX 715 ($9.41) in a research note on Monday, March 9th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 712.18 ($9.37).
Shares of LON:INF traded down GBX 12.60 ($0.17) during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 414.40 ($5.45). The company had a trading volume of 4,504,019 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,640,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.81, a current ratio of 0.46 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 459.23 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 712.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.19 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.02. Informa has a one year low of GBX 326.70 ($4.30) and a one year high of GBX 900.80 ($11.85).
In related news, insider Stephen Davidson acquired 1,600 shares of Informa stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 470 ($6.18) per share, with a total value of £7,520 ($9,892.13).
Informa plc engages in business intelligence, academic publishing, and knowledge and events businesses worldwide. The company operates through Academic Publishing, Business Intelligence, Global Exhibitions, and Knowledge & Networking segments. The Academic Publishing segment publishes academic books and journals in print and digital formats for university libraries and departments, specialist research institutions, and individuals in the areas of humanities and social sciences, science, technology, and medicine.
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