J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 227.95 ($2.90).

SBRY has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of J Sainsbury in a research report on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on J Sainsbury from GBX 190 ($2.42) to GBX 180 ($2.29) and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 19th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 220 ($2.80) price objective on shares of J Sainsbury in a research report on Thursday, April 30th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price objective on J Sainsbury from GBX 285 ($3.63) to GBX 280 ($3.56) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on J Sainsbury from GBX 214 ($2.72) to GBX 205 ($2.61) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 21st.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 93.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.56 billion and a PE ratio of 35.40. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 193.26 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 205.74. J Sainsbury has a 52-week low of GBX 171.19 ($2.18) and a 52-week high of £201.30 ($256.20).

J Sainsbury Company Profile

J Sainsbury plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Retail – Food; Retail – General Merchandise and Clothing; Financial Services; and Property Investment.

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