Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Kier Group plc’s (KIE) Buy Rating Reiterated at Beaufort Securities

Kier Group plc (LON:KIE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Beaufort Securities in a research note issued to investors on Friday.
Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Numis Securities Ltd cut shares of Kier Group plc to an “add” rating and set a GBX 1,407 ($18.37) price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday. Liberum Capital upped their price objective on shares of Kier Group plc from GBX 1,235 ($16.12) to GBX 1,420 ($18.54) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,400 ($18.27) price objective on shares of Kier Group plc in a research report on Friday, September 16th. Jefferies Group decreased their price objective on shares of Kier Group plc from GBX 1,500 ($19.58) to GBX 1,430 ($18.67) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Kier Group plc in a research report on Friday. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 1,463.33 ($19.10).
Shares of Kier Group plc (LON:KIE) opened at 1297.00 on Friday. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.24 billion. Kier Group plc has a one year low of GBX 917.50 and a one year high of GBX 1,418.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,214.57 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,188.23.

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The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43 ($0.56) per share. This is a positive change from Kier Group plc’s previous dividend of $21.50. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 29th. This represents a yield of 3.34%.
In other Kier Group plc news, insider Veritiero,Claudio acquired 1,072 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 839 ($10.95) per share, for a total transaction of £8,994.08 ($11,740.09).
About Kier Group plc
Kier Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides property, residential, construction and services. The Company’s business segments are Property, Residential, Construction, Services and Corporate. The Company operates across a range of sectors, including defense, education, health, housing, industrials, power, property, transport and utilities.

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