Shares of AJ Bell plc (LON:AJB – Get Rating) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 377 ($4.80).
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on AJB shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 405 ($5.16) price objective on shares of AJ Bell in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Barclays decreased their price objective on AJ Bell from GBX 370 ($4.72) to GBX 320 ($4.08) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 21st. Berenberg Bank decreased their price objective on AJ Bell from GBX 400 ($5.10) to GBX 300 ($3.82) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AJ Bell in a report on Thursday, April 21st.
Shares of LON AJB opened at GBX 249.60 ($3.18) on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of £1.03 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.33. The company has a current ratio of 8.22, a quick ratio of 7.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.93. AJ Bell has a 1-year low of GBX 248 ($3.16) and a 1-year high of GBX 452.40 ($5.77). The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 297.32 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 346.26.
AJ Bell plc, through its subsidiaries, operates investment platforms in the United Kingdom. The company offers AJ Bell Investcentre, which provides a suite of products, services, investment solutions, and online tools for regulated financial advisers and wealth managers to help them manage retail customers' portfolio; and AJ Bell Youinvest, an investment platform proposition that include investment solutions through in-house funds, ready-made portfolios, and guidance through the AJ Bell funds list to execution-only retail customers, as well as cash savings solutions.
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