Dairy Crest Group plc (DCG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Dairy Crest Group plc (LON:DCG) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and four 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 625 ($8.78).

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets restated a “reduce” rating and issued a GBX 560 ($7.86) price target on shares of Dairy Crest Group in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 680 ($9.55) price target on shares of Dairy Crest Group in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Numis Securities restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 655 ($9.20) price target on shares of Dairy Crest Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Whitman Howard restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 680 ($9.55) price target on shares of Dairy Crest Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th.

Dairy Crest Group (DCG) traded down GBX 9 ($0.13) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 580.50 ($8.15). 535,540 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 231,657. The firm has a market cap of $820.81 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 574.75. Dairy Crest Group has a 52 week low of GBX 539.50 ($7.58) and a 52 week high of GBX 654 ($9.18).

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 4th were given a dividend of GBX 6.30 ($0.09) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 4th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.11%.

In other Dairy Crest Group news, insider Stephen Alexander bought 1,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 575 ($8.07) per share, for a total transaction of £7,187.50 ($10,093.39).

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Dairy Crest Group Company Profile

Dairy Crest Group plc is a United Kingdom-based dairy company. The Company processes and markets branded dairy products. The Company’s segments include Cheese & Functional Ingredients and Butters, Spreads & Oils. It produces and markets Cathedral City, a cheese brand, and the Davidstow cheddar brand.

Analyst Recommendations for Dairy Crest Group (LON:DCG)

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