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LON:LGEN

Legal & General Group - LGEN Share Forecast, Price & News

GBX 271.75
+1.15 (+0.42%)
(As of 08/19/2022 02:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
269.20
272.90
50-Day Range
233.20
284.30
52-Week Range
225.49
309.90
Volume
4.86 million shs
Average Volume
14.39 million shs
Market Capitalization
£16.22 billion
P/E Ratio
799.26
Dividend Yield
6.91%
Price Target
GBX 343.17

Legal & General Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.83 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
26.3% Upside
GBX 343.17 Price Target
Short Interest
N/A
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.74
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.57mentions of Legal & General Group in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
£5.85 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
N/A

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.57 out of 5 stars

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About Legal & General Group (LON:LGEN) Stock

Legal & General Group Plc provides various insurance products and services in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Legal & General Retirement (LGR), Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Legal & General Capital (LGC), and Legal & General Insurance (LGI). The LGR segment offers annuity contracts with guaranteed income for a specified time; longevity insurance products; lifetime mortgages; lifetime care plans; retirement interest only mortgages; and workplace savings scheme that provides corporate pension scheme solutions. The LGIM segment offers index fund management; active fixed income funds and liquidity funds; active equity management; solution and liability driven investment; multi-asset funds; corporate pension scheme solutions; and real assets. The LGC segment provides investment strategy and implementation, and direct investment and structuring services. The LGI segment offers protection products, such as health, disability, critical illness, and accident; individual term assurance; reinsurance; savings and death benefits; and annuities. It is also involved in the unit trust and institutional fund management, mortgage finance, treasury, building project and modular housing development, general insurance, and open-ended investment businesses. In addition, the company engages in the investment, operation, management, trading, and letting and operation of leased real estate; and construction of commercial buildings, financial intermediation, pension tracing and transfer, insurance agents and brokers, fund general partner, commercial lending, venture capital investing, contractual scheme, investor alternative investment fund, collective asset-management, and investment management activities; and provision of investment advisory, business information consultancy, and technology services. Legal & General Group Plc was founded in 1836 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

LGEN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Berenberg Bank raised Legal & General Group to a "buy" rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 343 ($4.14) to GBX 345 ($4.17) in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a GBX 310 ($3.75) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating on shares of Legal & General Group in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Legal & General Group to an "overweight" rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 325 ($3.93) to GBX 365 ($4.41) in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and set a GBX 380 ($4.59) price objective on shares of Legal & General Group in a research report on Monday, August 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Legal & General Group has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus target price of GBX 343.17 ($4.15).

Legal & General Group Stock Performance

Shares of LGEN traded down GBX 11.58 ($0.14) during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 270.72 ($3.27). 12,411,830 shares of the company's stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 14,454,729. Legal & General Group has a fifty-two week low of GBX 225.49 ($2.72) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 309.90 ($3.74). The firm has a market capitalization of £16.16 billion and a P/E ratio of 830.29. The business's 50 day moving average is GBX 253.85 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 261.12. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 452.13.

Legal & General Group Cuts Dividend

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.44 ($0.07) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. Legal & General Group's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.41%.

Insider Transactions at Legal & General Group

In other Legal & General Group news, insider John Kingman bought 643 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 259 ($3.13) per share, for a total transaction of £1,665.37 ($2,012.29). In other news, insider Henrietta Baldock acquired 921 shares of Legal & General Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 242 ($2.92) per share, for a total transaction of £2,228.82 ($2,693.11). Also, insider John Kingman acquired 643 shares of Legal & General Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 259 ($3.13) per share, with a total value of £1,665.37 ($2,012.29). Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 22,667 shares of company stock worth $5,853,633.

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LGEN Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
4/21/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/26 Dividend
8/18/2022
Today
8/19/2022
Dividend Payable
9/26/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Life Insurance
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
CIK
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
10,743
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
GBX 343.17
High Stock Price Forecast
GBX 380
Low Stock Price Forecast
GBX 310
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+26.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.83
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Pretax Margin
N/A

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
£-25,000,000.00
Cash Flow
GBX 397.76 per share
Book Value
GBX 197.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
5,970,533,000
Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
£16.22 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
N/A

Key Executives

  • Dr. Nigel David Wilson (Age 66)
    Group CEO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $2.54M
  • Mr. Stuart Jeffrey Davies (Age 51)
    Group CFO & Exec. Director
    Comp: $1.51M
  • Mr. Edward Luke Houghton
    Head Investor Relations
  • Mr. Geoffrey J. Timms
    Group Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.
  • Ted Hart
    Head of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Ms. Emma Hardaker-Jones
    Group HR Director
  • Ms. Sharon Niebergall
    Head of Bus. Management, Distribution
  • Ms. Katrina Helen Jean McMillan
    Head of Transition Project Management - LGIM
  • Mr. Robert James Barnard-Smith
    Head of UK Credit - LGIM
  • Ms. Debbie Matthews
    Head of LGIM Product Devel. - Chief Operations Office













LGEN Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Legal & General Group stock right now?

6 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Legal & General Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" LGEN shares.
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What is Legal & General Group's stock price forecast for 2022?

6 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Legal & General Group's shares. Their LGEN share price forecasts range from GBX 310 to GBX 380. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach GBX 343.17 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have LGEN shares performed in 2022?

Legal & General Group's stock was trading at GBX 297.50 at the start of the year. Since then, LGEN stock has decreased by 8.4% and is now trading at GBX 272.40.
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How often does Legal & General Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Legal & General Group?

Legal & General Group announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.44 per share on Monday, September 26th. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 18th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
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Is Legal & General Group a good dividend stock?

Legal & General Group (LON:LGEN) pays an annual dividend of GBX 0.18 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.91%. LGEN has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 52.41%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
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What other stocks do shareholders of Legal & General Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Legal & General Group investors own include Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Barclays (BARC), BP (BP), National Grid (NG), Aviva (AV), Prudential (PRU), GSK (GSK), The Berkeley Group (BKG), HSBC (HSBA) and Imperial Brands (IMB).

What is Legal & General Group's stock symbol?

Legal & General Group trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "LGEN."

How do I buy shares of Legal & General Group?

Shares of LGEN stock and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.
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What is Legal & General Group's stock price today?

One share of LGEN stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 272.40.

How much money does Legal & General Group make?

Legal & General Group (LON:LGEN) has a market capitalization of £16.26 billion and generates £-25,000,000.00 in revenue each year.

How many employees does Legal & General Group have?

The company employs 10,743 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Legal & General Group?

Legal & General Group's mailing address is 1 Coleman Street, LONDON, EC2R 5AA, United Kingdom. The official website for the company is www.legalandgeneralgroup.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at +44-20-31243000.

This page (LON:LGEN) was last updated on 8/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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