Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 122.25 ($1.61).

A number of equities analysts recently commented on SPI shares. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of Spire Healthcare Group to a “sector performer” rating and set a GBX 100 ($1.32) price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 11th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group in a research note on Thursday, May 14th. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Spire Healthcare Group from GBX 117 ($1.54) to GBX 121 ($1.59) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 11th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Spire Healthcare Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 7th.

Shares of SPI stock traded up GBX 0.85 ($0.01) during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting GBX 96.15 ($1.26). The stock had a trading volume of 138,823 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,770,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $382.23 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.42. Spire Healthcare Group has a one year low of GBX 51.10 ($0.67) and a one year high of GBX 145 ($1.91). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 124.33, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 92.42 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 112.94.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 28th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 28th. This is an increase from Spire Healthcare Group’s previous dividend of $1.30. This represents a dividend yield of 2.26%. Spire Healthcare Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 2.22%.

About Spire Healthcare Group

Spire Healthcare Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates private hospitals and clinics in the United Kingdom. It provides a range of integrated surgical, medical, and diagnostic services. The company offers various treatments in the areas of allergy and infectious diseases, blood tests, bones and joints, bowel treatments, breast screening and surgery, cancer investigations and treatments, cosmetic surgery, cyst removal, and dental surgery, as well as ear, nose, and throat treatments.

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