Shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C (LON:GFTU) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the firm. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 721.67 ($9.32).

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on GFTU shares. Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research report on Friday, May 12th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 730 ($9.42) price target on the stock. Shore Capital reissued a “not rated” rating on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 690 ($8.91) price target on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 715 ($9.23) price target on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, Peel Hunt raised their price target on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C from GBX 650 ($8.39) to GBX 735 ($9.49) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th.

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In related news, insider David Arnold acquired 457 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 656 ($8.47) per share, with a total value of £2,997.92 ($3,869.78).

Shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (LON:GFTU) traded up 1.33% during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 760.00. 1,181,849 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT has a 12 month low of GBX 435.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 793.50. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.80 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 745.04 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 730.32.

About GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C

Grafton Group plc operates in the merchanting, do-it-yourself (DIY) retailing and mortar manufacturing markets in Britain, Ireland and Belgium. It operates in three segments: Merchanting, Retailing and Manufacturing. The Merchanting segment is engaged in the distribution of building and plumbing materials primarily to people engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and also in residential and other new build construction from a network of 539 branches in Britain, Ireland and Belgium.

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