Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial increased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report released on Tuesday. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will earn $1.69 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.44. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock.

RBA has been the subject of several other research reports. Raymond James Financial cut their price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$36.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. TD Securities cut their price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$29.00 and set a “reduce” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Scotiabank reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a C$42.50 price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report on Friday, October 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$38.33.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSE RBA) traded up C$0.19 during trading hours on Friday, hitting C$40.03. 146,245 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 160,660. The stock has a market cap of $4,290.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.99 and a beta of 0.26. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a 52-week low of C$30.63 and a 52-week high of C$46.32.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a $0.219 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. This is a positive change from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s payout ratio is presently 88.31%.

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Company Profile

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc is a Canada-based holding company. The Company is an industrial auctioneer and used equipment distributor, selling used equipment and other assets. Its segments include Core Auction, which is a network of auction locations that conduct live, unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding, and Other, which includes its EquipmentOne and Mascus International Holding B.V.

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