Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) insider Darren M. Shapland purchased 100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 4,928 ($64.11) per share, for a total transaction of £4,928 ($6,410.82).

Shares of Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) opened at 4912.00 on Thursday. Wolseley plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,489.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,285.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 12.33 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 4,934.89 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 4,907.81.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th were paid a dividend of GBX 36.67 ($0.48) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 6th. This represents a yield of 0.71%.

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WOS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. AlphaValue reaffirmed a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 4,722 ($61.43) price target on shares of Wolseley plc in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Peel Hunt increased their target price on shares of Wolseley plc from GBX 3,930 ($51.13) to GBX 4,370 ($56.85) and gave the company a “reduce” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 4,975 ($64.72) target price on shares of Wolseley plc in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on shares of Wolseley plc from GBX 4,600 ($59.84) to GBX 5,090 ($66.22) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 10th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “top pick” rating and issued a GBX 5,600 ($72.85) target price (up previously from GBX 5,000 ($65.04)) on shares of Wolseley plc in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,841.22 ($62.98).

Wolseley plc Company Profile

Wolseley plc is the holding company of the Wolseley Group of companies. The Company is engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products and building materials. The Company’s segments include USA, UK, Nordic, and Canada and Central Europe. The Company operates seven business units in the United States, six of these mainly operate in the business to business (B2B) market with one operating in the business to consumer (B2C) market.

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