Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,724.38 ($22.75).

AHT has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,650 ($21.76) price target on shares of Ashtead Group plc in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,920 ($25.33) target price on shares of Ashtead Group plc in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,940 ($25.59) target price on shares of Ashtead Group plc in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.38) target price on shares of Ashtead Group plc in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,800 ($23.74) target price on shares of Ashtead Group plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th.

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In related news, insider Geoffrey Drabble sold 111,314 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,622 ($21.40), for a total transaction of £1,805,513.08 ($2,381,629.18).

Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) traded up 0.49% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1645.00. 587,032 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is GBX 7.30 billion. Ashtead Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,095.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 1,764.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,609.35 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,627.50.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 22.75 ($0.30) per share. This is an increase from Ashtead Group plc’s previous dividend of $4.75. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.42%.

About Ashtead Group plc

Ashtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Company’s segments include Sunbelt and A-Plant. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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