Numis Securities Ltd reiterated their add rating on shares of Sophos Group PLC (LON:SOPH) in a research note published on Thursday morning.
Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on SOPH. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on shares of Sophos Group PLC from GBX 320 ($4.13) to GBX 340 ($4.39) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Citigroup Inc reiterated a buy rating on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Shore Capital upgraded shares of Sophos Group PLC to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.75) price target on shares of Sophos Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 353.57 ($4.57).
Sophos Group PLC (LON SOPH) opened at 427.20 on Thursday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.94 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 373.39 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 296.80. Sophos Group PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 146.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 470.70.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be paid a $0.03 dividend. This is a boost from Sophos Group PLC’s previous dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.64%. In other news, insider Steve Munford purchased 2,866,194 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 264 ($3.41) per share, with a total value of £7,566,752.16 ($9,777,428.82). Also, insider Kris Hagerman sold 56,428 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 393 ($5.08), for a total transaction of £221,762.04 ($286,551.29). In the last three months, insiders sold 542,807 shares of company stock worth $226,820,137.
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