Virgin Money UK PLC (LON:VMUK) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that currently cover the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts gave the stock a sell rating, two gave the company a hold rating and six gave the company a buy rating. The 12-month average price target among analysts who have covered the stock over the past year is 232.25 GBX ($3.12).
Several brokerages have recently published reports on VMUK. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “industry performance” rating on Virgin Money UK shares in a Monday, January 31 research note. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 260 ($3.50) price target on Virgin Money UK shares in a research note on Thursday, November 4. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a 245 GBX ($3.29) price target on Virgin Money UK shares in a research note on Wednesday. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on Virgin Money UK shares in a Tuesday, February 1 research report. Finally, Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and set a price target of GBX 264 ($3.55) on Virgin Money UK shares in a Thursday, November 4 research report.
Shares of LON:VMUK opened at 194.55 GBX ($2.62) on Friday. Virgin Money UK has a 12-month low of 156.70 GBX ($2.11) and a 12-month high of 218.70 GBX ($2.94). The stock has a market capitalization of £2.80 billion and a PE ratio of 7.13. The company has a 50-day moving average of 180.22 GBX and a 200-day moving average of 189.97 GBX.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 11. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 10 will receive a dividend of 1 GBX ($0.01) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 10. This represents a return of 0.59%.
In other Virgin Money UK news, insider David Duffy sold 4,144 shares of the company in a trade on Monday, December 20. The shares were sold at an average price of 164 GBX ($2.20), for a total transaction of £6,796.16 ($9,137.08).
About Virgin Money UK
Virgin Money UK PLC provides banking products and services to consumers and small and medium-sized businesses under the Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and B and Virgin Money brands in the UK. The company offers savings accounts, mortgages, credit cards, checking accounts and home loans. corporate loans, overdraft facilities, cash solutions and corporate and structured finance; asset financing and wealth referencing services; international trade services; money services, pensions and investment and protection products; and home, auto, travel, life and critical illness insurance.
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