Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 149.09 ($1.94).

MARS has been the topic of several research reports. Peel Hunt cut Marston's PLC to an “add” rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 160 ($2.08) in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Marston's PLC in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Beaufort Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Marston's PLC in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued an “add” rating and issued a GBX 165 ($2.15) target price on shares of Marston's PLC in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG dropped their target price on Marston's PLC from GBX 145 ($1.89) to GBX 135 ($1.76) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 23rd.

In other news, insider Matthew Roberts acquired 25,000 shares of Marston's PLC stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 138 ($1.80) per share, with a total value of £34,500 ($44,945.28). Also, insider Andrew Andrea sold 27,313 shares of Marston's PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 124 ($1.62), for a total value of £33,868.12 ($44,122.09).

Shares of Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) traded up 1.25% during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 121.60. 738,225 shares of the company were exchanged. Marston's PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 115.50 and a 1-year high of GBX 153.50. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 124.39 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 133.07. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 699.69 million.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 25th were paid a GBX 2.70 ($0.04) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 25th.

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Marston's PLC Company Profile

Marston’s PLC is engaged in running pubs and beer brewing. The Company owns a range of assets from pubs to brands. The Company’s segments include Destination and Premium, which consists of food and drink sales, accommodation and gaming machine income; Taverns, which includes Food and drink sales, rent from licensed properties, accommodation and gaming machine income; Leased, which includes drink sales, rent from licensed properties and gaming machine income; Brewing, which comprises drink sales and third-party brewing, packaging and distribution, and Group Services.

Analyst Recommendations for Marston's PLC (LON:MARS)

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