Shares of Marston’s PLC (LON:MARS) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 112.83 ($1.47).
Several research firms have weighed in on MARS. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Marston’s in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Marston’s in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Peel Hunt lowered Marston’s to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 110 ($1.44) target price on shares of Marston’s in a report on Monday, July 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their target price on Marston’s from GBX 123 ($1.61) to GBX 127 ($1.66) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 15th.
Marston’s stock traded up GBX 4.20 ($0.05) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 122.60 ($1.60). The stock had a trading volume of 8,763,384 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,400,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 200.11, a current ratio of 0.54 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $809.60 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.57. Marston’s has a 1-year low of GBX 89.20 ($1.17) and a 1-year high of GBX 125.70 ($1.64). The stock’s fifty day moving average is GBX 112.88 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 105.77.
Marston’s Company Profile
Marston's PLC operates managed, franchised, tenanted, and leased pubs and bars in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through Destination and Premium, Taverns, Leased, and Brewing segments. It provides premium cask and bottled beers through its five breweries. The company is also involved in the property management and development, telecommunications, and insurance businesses.
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