Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 838.13 ($11.03).
Several equities research analysts have commented on DMGT shares. Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C in a research note on Wednesday, November 27th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 910 ($11.97) to GBX 940 ($12.37) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 6th. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price objective on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 709 ($9.33) to GBX 648 ($8.52) and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, December 20th. Berenberg Bank boosted their price objective on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 950 ($12.50) to GBX 1,000 ($13.15) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 7th. Finally, Liberum Capital boosted their price objective on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 750 ($9.87) to GBX 870 ($11.44) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 8th.
LON:DMGT traded up GBX 26 ($0.34) during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting GBX 829 ($10.91). 231,287 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 640,086. Daily Mail and General Trust P L C has a 52-week low of GBX 570.50 ($7.50) and a 52-week high of GBX 897 ($11.80). The firm’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 831.30 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 814.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 27.72. The company has a market cap of $1.74 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.36.
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 5th. The company reported GBX 38.60 ($0.51) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 37.50 ($0.49) by GBX 1.10 ($0.01). Equities analysts expect that Daily Mail and General Trust P L C will post 4016.9998653 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 12th will be given a GBX 16.60 ($0.22) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 12th. This is a positive change from Daily Mail and General Trust P L C’s previous dividend of $7.30. This represents a dividend yield of 1.97%. Daily Mail and General Trust P L C’s dividend payout ratio is 0.79%.
In other news, insider Tim Collier sold 25,082 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 841 ($11.06), for a total value of £210,939.62 ($277,479.11). Insiders bought 51 shares of company stock valued at $42,710 over the last 90 days.
About Daily Mail and General Trust P L C
Daily Mail and General Trust plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in digital, information, events, and media businesses in the United Kingdom, North America, rest of Europe, Australia, and internationally. The company provides risk models, software applications, and analytical data services for the risk and insurance industry; business-to-business information, analysis, and software for the property, education technology, and energy sectors; and organizes exhibitions and conferences focusing on the energy, construction, interiors, hotel, and hospitality and leisure sectors.
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