Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of McCarthy & Stone (LON: MCS) in the last few weeks:

  • 11/30/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 211 ($2.84) to GBX 219 ($2.95). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/23/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.
  • 11/15/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its price target lowered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from GBX 187 ($2.52) to GBX 185 ($2.49). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its price target lowered by analysts at from GBX 179 ($2.41) to GBX 164 ($2.21). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its price target lowered by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 179 ($2.41) to GBX 164 ($2.21). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 205 ($2.76) price target on the stock.
  • 11/6/2017 – McCarthy & Stone had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

McCarthy & Stone plc (LON MCS) traded down GBX 1.90 ($0.03) during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 166 ($2.23). 1,180,183 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,020,000. McCarthy & Stone plc has a 52-week low of GBX 143.90 ($1.94) and a 52-week high of GBX 199.60 ($2.69).

McCarthy & Stone (LON:MCS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The company reported GBX 13.80 ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 14 ($0.19) by GBX (0.20) ($0.00). The company had revenue of £660.90 million during the quarter. McCarthy & Stone had a return on equity of 5.04% and a net margin of 7.39%.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be issued a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.26%. This is a boost from McCarthy & Stone’s previous dividend of $1.80.

In other news, insider John White acquired 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 158 ($2.13) per share, with a total value of £158,000 ($212,651.41).

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