National Express Group PLC (NEX) Plans Dividend of GBX 4.26
National Express Group PLC (LON:NEX) declared a dividend on Thursday, July 27th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.26 ($0.06) per share on Friday, September 22nd. This represents a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
National Express Group PLC (LON NEX) traded up 2.10% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 368.70. 655,839 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.88 billion. National Express Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 325.50 and a one year high of GBX 389.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 366.20 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 357.73.
In other news, insider Elliott (Lee) Sander acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 479 ($6.24) per share, for a total transaction of £4,790 ($6,240.23). Also, insider Matthew Ashley acquired 2,696 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 368 ($4.79) per share, for a total transaction of £9,921.28 ($12,925.07).
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on NEX shares. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of National Express Group PLC from GBX 405 ($5.28) to GBX 440 ($5.73) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 400 ($5.21) price target on shares of National Express Group PLC in a report on Thursday, April 6th. HSBC Holdings plc raised their price target on shares of National Express Group PLC from GBX 400 ($5.21) to GBX 440 ($5.73) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Shore Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 432 ($5.63) price objective on shares of National Express Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 405.30 ($5.28).
About National Express Group PLC
National Express Group PLC is an international transport company. The Company’s segments include UK Bus, UK Coach, German Rail, North America (operates school bus and transit services), Spain and Morocco (operates bus and coach services), and Central functions. The UK Bus segment’s services are operated from nine garages across the West Midlands.
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