Shares of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON:SLA) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, ten have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 469.30 ($6.59).
Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group reduced their target price on Standard Life Aberdeen from GBX 503 ($7.06) to GBX 469 ($6.58) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Numis Securities restated a “top pick” rating on shares of Standard Life Aberdeen in a research note on Thursday. Deutsche Bank restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 470 ($6.60) target price on shares of Standard Life Aberdeen in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 520 ($7.30) target price on shares of Standard Life Aberdeen in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.61) target price on shares of Standard Life Aberdeen in a research note on Friday, February 16th.
Shares of SLA traded up GBX 1.60 ($0.02) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 365.40 ($5.13). The stock had a trading volume of 4,915,914 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,330,000. Standard Life Aberdeen has a 1-year low of GBX 339.67 ($4.77) and a 1-year high of GBX 448.60 ($6.30).
In related news, insider Richard Stephen Mully purchased 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 364 ($5.11) per share, for a total transaction of £72,800 ($102,189.78). Also, insider Kevin A. H. Parry purchased 14,246 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 357 ($5.01) per share, with a total value of £50,858.22 ($71,389.98). Insiders have acquired a total of 84,322 shares of company stock valued at $30,996,170 in the last quarter.
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Standard Life Aberdeen Company Profile
Standard Life Aberdeen plc, formerly Standard Life plc, is a United Kingdom-based global investment company. The Company operates through four segments, which include Aberdeen Standard Investments, Pensions and Savings, India and China, and Other. The Aberdeen Standard Investments segment provides a range of investment products for individuals and institutional customers through various investment vehicles.
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