Shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 255 ($3.33).

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 265 ($3.46) price target on shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets in a report on Monday, April 29th. Barclays cut shares of Barrick Gold from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $15.00 to $18.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 16th. UBS Group set a $133.00 price target on shares of LHC Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on shares of Spirit Airlines from $75.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 12th. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “house stock” rating on shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets in a report on Wednesday, May 1st.

LON:MRW traded down GBX 4.25 ($0.06) during trading hours on Thursday, reaching GBX 196.75 ($2.57). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,278,866 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,680,000. The company has a market cap of $4.76 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.48. WM Morrison Supermarkets has a one year low of GBX 192.15 ($2.51) and a one year high of GBX 270.50 ($3.53). The business has a 50-day moving average of GBX 202.68. The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 27.96.

In related news, insider Trevor Strain sold 200,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 213 ($2.78), for a total value of £426,000 ($556,644.45).

About WM Morrison Supermarkets

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC operates retail super stores under the Morrisons brand name in the United Kingdom. The company is involved in in-store and online grocery retailing activities. It also manufactures and distributes fresh food, and morning goods and bread; prepares and supplies seafood; processes fresh meat; invests in, develops, and maintains properties; and offers insurance and leasing services, as well as holds pharmaceutical license.

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