Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 10/30/2017 – Ardagh Group was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 10/30/2017 – Ardagh Group was given a new $25.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Ardagh Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ardagh Group S.A. provides metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for food, beverage and consumer brands. Ardagh Group S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “
  • 10/19/2017 – Ardagh Group was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ardagh Group S.A. provides metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for food, beverage and consumer brands. Ardagh Group S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “
  • 10/18/2017 – Ardagh Group had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/9/2017 – Ardagh Group is now covered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They set an “outperform” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/22/2017 – Ardagh Group was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ardagh Group S.A. provides metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for food, beverage and consumer brands. Ardagh Group S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “
  • 9/21/2017 – Ardagh Group was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Ardagh Group S.A. provides metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for food, beverage and consumer brands. Ardagh Group S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “

Ardagh Group (NYSE:ARD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th.

Ardagh Group SA, formerly Ardagh Finance Holdings SA, is a Luxembourg-based company engaged in the packing industry. The Company focuses on the design and manufacture of rigid packaging solutions mainly for food and beverage markets. Its activities are divided into two business segments: Metal packing, which supplies aluminum and steel beverage cans, two-piece aluminum, two-piece tinplate and three-piece tinplate food and specialty cans, as well as a range of can ends, among others, and Glass packing, which delivers glass containers, bottles and jars, among others.

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