Dignity (LON:DTY) Given “Hold” Rating at Numis Securities

Dignity (LON:DTY)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Numis Securities in a research report issued on Thursday, March 15th.

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on DTY. Berenberg Bank lowered shares of Dignity to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from GBX 2,950 ($41.41) to GBX 2,350 ($32.99) in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,400 ($33.69) price objective on shares of Dignity in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th.

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Shares of DTY traded up GBX 22 ($0.31) during trading hours on Thursday, reaching GBX 919.50 ($12.91). 249,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 574,863. Dignity has a 12-month low of GBX 734.92 ($10.32) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,777 ($38.98).

Dignity (LON:DTY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The company reported GBX 128.30 ($1.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 124.40 ($1.75) by GBX 3.90 ($0.05). Dignity had a net margin of 21.26% and a return on equity of 593.43%. The firm had revenue of £324 million during the quarter.

In other news, insider Mike McCollum purchased 35,178 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 990 ($13.90) per share, with a total value of £348,262.20 ($488,857.66).

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Dignity Company Profile

Dignity plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides funeral services in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Funeral Services, Crematoria, and Pre?arranged Funeral Plans. The Funeral Services segment provides funerals and ancillary items, such as memorials and floral tributes. The Crematoria segment offers cremation services, as well as sells memorials and burial plots at the company operated crematoria and cemeteries.

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