J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on JSAIY shares. BNP Paribas raised J Sainsbury from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J Sainsbury from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 2nd. Finally, UBS Group upgraded shares of J Sainsbury from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 17th.

Shares of JSAIY traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $11.14. 21,356 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 44,524. The company has a market cap of $6.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. J Sainsbury has a 12-month low of $8.61 and a 12-month high of $16.21. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $10.85 and a 200-day simple moving average of $10.25.

The firm also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 25th will be paid a $0.149 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 22nd. J Sainsbury’s payout ratio is presently 28.04%.

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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