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Ashtead Group (LON:AHT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe in a report issued on Monday, reports. They currently have a GBX 960 ($15.76) price objective on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald Europe’s price target indicates a potential upside of 18.96% from the company’s current price.

Shares of Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) traded down 0.31% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 804.50. The stock had a trading volume of 589,324 shares. Ashtead Group has a one year low of GBX 430.20 and a one year high of GBX 814.5001. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 754.2 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 688.7. The company’s market cap is £4.032 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 15th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.25 ($0.04) per share. This represents a yield of 0.3%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 15th.

AHT has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Ashtead Group from GBX 817 ($13.41) to GBX 913 ($14.99) in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ashtead Group in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. They now have a GBX 810 ($13.30) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse raised their price target on shares of Ashtead Group from GBX 850 ($13.95) to GBX 1,000 ($16.41) in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 8th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 826.69 ($13.57).

Ashtead Group plc is an investment holding and management company. The principal activity of the Company is the rental of equipment to industrial and commercial users mainly in the non-residential construction sectors of the United States and the United Kingdom.

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