Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc (NYSE:HY) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.3025 per share by the industrial products company on Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $1.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has increased its dividend payment by an average of 3.8% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 5 consecutive years. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has a dividend payout ratio of 29.8% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect Hyster-Yale Materials Handling to earn $4.41 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.21 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 27.4%.
Shares of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (HY) traded down $1.38 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $78.76. The stock had a trading volume of 49,403 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,746. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,262.64, a P/E ratio of 20.56 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 1.64. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling has a 1-year low of $53.50 and a 1-year high of $93.90.
Several research firms recently issued reports on HY. Sidoti reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine raised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities raised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.00.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Company Profile
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc is a lift truck manufacturer. The Company designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a line of lift trucks, attachments and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names, mainly to independent Hyster and Yale retail dealerships.
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