Marks and Spencer Group (MKS) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Marks and Spencer Group (LON: MKS) recently:

  • 1/14/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 230 ($3.03) to GBX 220 ($2.89). They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 265 ($3.49) to GBX 250 ($3.29). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from GBX 220 ($2.89) to GBX 215 ($2.83). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/9/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 1/7/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 1/7/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 250 ($3.29) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 160 ($2.10).
  • 1/6/2020 – Marks and Spencer Group had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from GBX 207 ($2.72) to GBX 230 ($3.03). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/18/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 12/16/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc to a “hold” rating. They now have a GBX 225 ($2.96) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 155 ($2.04).
  • 12/10/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to an “outperform” rating.
  • 12/10/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group had its price target lowered by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from GBX 255 ($3.35) to GBX 207 ($2.72). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/9/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 220 ($2.89) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 170 ($2.24).
  • 12/6/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 12/6/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 200 ($2.63) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 165 ($2.17).
  • 11/25/2019 – Marks and Spencer Group had its “house stock” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Shares of LON:MKS traded up GBX 0.75 ($0.01) on Monday, reaching GBX 187.80 ($2.47). 4,059,091 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,590,000. The company has a current ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 145.15. Marks and Spencer Group Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 161.35 ($2.12) and a 1-year high of GBX 306.20 ($4.03). The firm has a market cap of $3.67 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.56. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 206.95 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 196.74.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 14th were given a GBX 3.90 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.14%. Marks and Spencer Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 2.20%.

Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. It offers food products; and womenswear, menswear, kids wear, lingerie, and beauty and home products through its stores and online. The company operates 1463 stores, including 253 owned and 383 franchise Simply Food stores; and 343 full-line and outlet stores in the United Kingdom.

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