Shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 679.86 ($9.05).
Several analysts have recently weighed in on DMGT shares. Liberum Capital decreased their target price on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 765 ($10.19) to GBX 730 ($9.72) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BNP Paribas upgraded Daily Mail and General Trust P L C to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 905 ($12.05) target price on shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their price target on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 725 ($9.65) to GBX 860 ($11.45) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th.
In other news, insider P M. Dacre purchased 33,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 29th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 740 ($9.85) per share, for a total transaction of £244,200 ($325,123.15). In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 33,061 shares of company stock worth $24,462,850.
Shares of LON:DMGT traded down GBX 2 ($0.03) on Friday, hitting GBX 749.50 ($9.98). 645,417 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 640,086. Daily Mail and General Trust P L C has a 12 month low of GBX 500 ($6.66) and a 12 month high of GBX 769 ($10.24).
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 24th. The company reported GBX 24.40 ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of GBX 18.60 ($0.25) by GBX 5.80 ($0.08). Daily Mail and General Trust P L C had a negative return on equity of 41.61% and a negative net margin of 27.01%.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 7th were paid a dividend of GBX 7.10 ($0.09) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.03%.
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C Company Profile
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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