National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned 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 361.08 ($4.47).
A number of research analysts have recently commented on NEX shares. Canaccord Genuity started coverage on National Express Group PLC in a research note on Monday, September 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 427 ($5.28) target price on the stock. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on National Express Group PLC from GBX 370 ($4.58) to GBX 405 ($5.01) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 30th. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on National Express Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 365 ($4.52) price target for the company. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 340 ($4.21) price target on shares of National Express Group PLC in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 420 ($5.20) price target on shares of National Express Group PLC in a report on Monday, June 27th.
Shares of National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX) opened at 355.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 349.58 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 335.00. National Express Group PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 252.81 and a 12-month high of GBX 366.20. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.81 billion.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st were issued a dividend of GBX 3.87 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.15%.
About National Express Group PLC
National Express Group PLC is a public transport operator with bus, coach and rail services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. The Company’s segments are UK Bus, UK Coach, Rail, North America, Spain and Morocco, and Central functions. The UK Bus segment’s services are operated from over nine garages across the West Midlands.
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