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Shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C (LON:GFTU) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, AR Network reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 633.13 ($10.48).

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on GFTU shares. Analysts at Investec reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 710 ($11.75) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 620 ($10.26) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd downgraded shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C to an “add” rating in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a GBX 750 ($12.41) price target on the stock.

GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (LON:GFTU) traded up 0.62% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 644.00. 29,967 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT has a 1-year low of GBX 527.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 714.90. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 589.7 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 606.8. The company’s market cap is £1.497 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 3rd will be given a dividend of GBX 3.75 ($0.06) per share. This represents a yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 3rd.

Grafton Group plc operates in the merchanting, do-it-yourself (LON:GFTU) retailing and mortar manufacturing markets in Britain, Ireland and Belgium.

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