J Sainsbury plc (JSAIY) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.00.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J Sainsbury from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 4th.

J Sainsbury stock traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.82. 37,247 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 31,747. The company has a market capitalization of $8.81 billion, a PE ratio of 14.65, a PEG ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.82. J Sainsbury has a fifty-two week low of $12.05 and a fifty-two week high of $17.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22.

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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