Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) had its target price lifted by Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 375 ($4.87) to GBX 405 ($5.26) in a research report report published on Tuesday, July 25th. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 398 ($5.17) target price on shares of Ascential PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Shore Capital reissued a buy rating on shares of Ascential PLC in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Deutsche Bank AG cut Ascential PLC to a hold rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 330 ($4.28) to GBX 350 ($4.54) in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Peel Hunt raised Ascential PLC to an add rating and set a GBX 325 ($4.22) price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, BNP Paribas raised Ascential PLC to an outperform rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 366.86 ($4.76).
Shares of Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) traded up 0.16% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 365.70. 217,419 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.46 billion. Ascential PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 238.90 and a 52-week high of GBX 376.20. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 345.32 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 329.68.
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The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a GBX 1.80 ($0.02) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%.
In other news, insider Paul Harrison bought 2,820 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 351 ($4.56) per share, with a total value of £9,898.20 ($12,849.80).
About Ascential PLC
Ascential plc is an international business-to-business media company. The Company is focused on essential products that connect and inform business professionals. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. The Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals, where customers come together to form business relationships and transact.
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