Clarkson PLC (LON:CKN) announced a dividend on Monday, March 9th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 14th will be paid a dividend of GBX 53 ($0.70) per share on Friday, May 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 14th. This is a boost from Clarkson’s previous dividend of $25.00. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of CKN opened at GBX 2,305 ($30.32) on Wednesday. Clarkson has a 1-year low of GBX 2,180 ($28.68) and a 1-year high of GBX 3,135 ($41.24). The stock has a market cap of $695.52 million and a PE ratio of 22.51. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 2,831.60 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 2,730.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 15.26, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.62.
Clarkson (LON:CKN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 9th. The company reported GBX 118.80 ($1.56) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 116 ($1.53) by GBX 2.80 ($0.04). As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Clarkson will post 13894.7144894 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on shares of Clarkson from GBX 3,100 ($40.78) to GBX 2,940 ($38.67) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday. Liberum Capital dropped their price objective on shares of Clarkson from GBX 3,200 ($42.09) to GBX 3,000 ($39.46) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday.
Clarkson Company Profile
Clarkson PLC provides integrated shipping services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Broking, Financial, Support, and Research. The Broking segment includes services provided to ship owners and charterers in the transportation of various cargoes by sea; and to buyers and sellers/yards related to sale and purchase transactions, as well as arranges principal-to-principal cash-settled contracts for differences based upon standardized freight contracts.
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