William Hill plc (LON:WMH) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 288.53 ($3.76).
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WMH. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 290 ($3.78) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Investec lowered William Hill plc to a “sell” rating and lowered their target price for the company from GBX 279 ($3.63) to GBX 245 ($3.19) in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 285 ($3.71) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 289 ($3.76) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 390 ($5.08) price objective on shares of William Hill plc in a research report on Thursday, June 29th.
William Hill plc (LON WMH) traded down 1.55% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 248.10. 3,306,972 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 254.49 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 273.98. The firm’s market cap is GBX 2.13 billion. William Hill plc has a 1-year low of GBX 243.80 and a 1-year high of GBX 338.80.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a dividend of GBX 4.26 ($0.06) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.68%.
In other William Hill plc news, insider John O’Reilly acquired 92,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 275 ($3.58) per share, for a total transaction of £253,000 ($329,469.98).
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About William Hill plc
William Hill PLC is a gambling company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Online, US, Australia and Other. The Retail segment consists of all activities undertaken in licensed betting offices (LBOs), including gaming machines. The Online segment consists of all online and telephone activity outside of Australia, including sports betting, casino, poker sites and other gaming products along with telephone betting services.
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