Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 122.56 ($1.60).
TALK has been the subject of several research reports. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 173 ($2.26) price objective on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group in a report on Thursday, November 22nd. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group in a report on Thursday, November 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a GBX 125 ($1.63) price objective on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group in a report on Thursday, November 22nd. Macquarie restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.96) price objective on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group in a report on Friday, November 9th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Talktalk Telecom Group in a report on Monday, October 8th.
LON TALK traded up GBX 2.40 ($0.03) during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 116 ($1.52). The company had a trading volume of 1,922,249 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,760,000. Talktalk Telecom Group has a one year low of GBX 88.60 ($1.16) and a one year high of GBX 220 ($2.87).
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 29th were given a GBX 1 ($0.01) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.8%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 29th.
In other Talktalk Telecom Group news, insider Charles W. Dunstone bought 783,902 shares of Talktalk Telecom Group stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 116 ($1.52) per share, with a total value of £909,326.32 ($1,188,195.90). Also, insider Charles W. Dunstone bought 379,593 shares of Talktalk Telecom Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 117 ($1.53) per share, for a total transaction of £444,123.81 ($580,326.42). Insiders bought a total of 1,783,902 shares of company stock worth $206,083,885 over the last ninety days.
About Talktalk Telecom Group
TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC is a provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony, mobile and television services. The Company serves over four million residential and business customers under the TalkTalk and TalkTalk Business brands. TalkTalk residential packages offer broadband, phone, television and mobile services.
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