Legal & General Group Plc (LGEN) Insider Toby Strauss Purchases 1,111 Shares

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) insider Toby Strauss bought 1,111 shares of Legal & General Group Plc stock in a transaction on Monday, April 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 248 ($3.12) per share, with a total value of £2,755.28 ($3,467.94).

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) opened at 255.00 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 15.13 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 249.26 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 238.07. Legal & General Group Plc has a one year low of GBX 160.50 and a one year high of GBX 257.10.

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The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 10.35 ($0.13) per share. This is a boost from Legal & General Group Plc’s previous dividend of $4.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.16%.

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A number of brokerages have commented on LGEN. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on Legal & General Group Plc from GBX 225 ($2.83) to GBX 249 ($3.13) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. HSBC Holdings plc restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 275 ($3.46) price target on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 282 ($3.55) price target on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 197 ($2.48) price target on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. Finally, Macquarie restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 201 ($2.53) price target on shares of Legal & General Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 254 ($3.20).

Legal & General Group Plc Company Profile

Legal & General Group Plc is a holding company. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, transacts life assurance and long-term savings business, investment management and general insurance and health business. It operates through six segments: Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), Legal & General Insurance (LGI), Savings and General Insurance (GI).

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