Cranswick plc (CWK) Insider Mark Bottomley Buys 618 Shares

Cranswick plc (LON:CWK) insider Mark Bottomley bought 618 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 3,213 ($43.57) per share, for a total transaction of £19,856.34 ($26,927.50).

Cranswick plc (LON CWK) opened at GBX 3,170 ($42.99) on Friday. Cranswick plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2,226 ($30.19) and a 1-year high of GBX 3,497.81 ($47.43). The firm has a market cap of $1,620.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,419.85.

Cranswick (LON:CWK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported GBX 70 ($0.95) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 67.20 ($0.91) by GBX 2.80 ($0.04). Cranswick had a net margin of 4.98% and a return on equity of 16.34%. The firm had revenue of £714.60 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a dividend of GBX 15.10 ($0.20) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a yield of 0.48%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 3,350 ($45.43) price objective on shares of Cranswick in a report on Thursday. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,300 ($44.75) price objective on shares of Cranswick in a report on Monday. Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on shares of Cranswick from GBX 3,225 ($43.73) to GBX 3,450 ($46.79) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Shore Capital restated a “house stock” rating on shares of Cranswick in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Whitman Howard restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,700 ($36.62) price objective on shares of Cranswick in a report on Friday, September 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,945 ($39.94).

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Cranswick Company Profile

Cranswick plc is a supplier of food products. The Company operates through Foods segment, which is engaged in the manufacture and supply of food products to the United Kingdom grocery retailers, the food service sector and other food producers. The Company provides a range of pork, gourmet sausages, cooked meats, cooked poultry, charcuterie, hand-cured and air-dried bacon, gourmet pastry products and sandwiches through retail, food servicing and manufacturing channels.

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