Pets at Home Group PLC (PETS) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 186.50 ($2.61).

PETS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 145 ($2.03) price target on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 172 ($2.41) price target on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 220 ($3.08) price target on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th.

Pets at Home Group (PETS) traded down GBX 0.40 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 165.20 ($2.32). The stock had a trading volume of 907,941 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,470,000. The firm has a market cap of $826.00 and a PE ratio of 1,180.00. Pets at Home Group has a one year low of GBX 154.10 ($2.16) and a one year high of GBX 221.70 ($3.11).

Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported GBX 6.70 ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 6.60 ($0.09) by GBX 0.10 ($0.00). The company had revenue of £468.01 million during the quarter. Pets at Home Group had a return on equity of 6.84% and a net margin of 6.95%.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th were given a GBX 2.50 ($0.04) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%.

In other Pets at Home Group news, insider Sharon Flood bought 10,157 shares of Pets at Home Group stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 167 ($2.34) per share, for a total transaction of £16,962.19 ($23,783.22).

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About Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is a United Kingdom-based holding company. The Company is a retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services. The Company is also the operator of an animal veterinary business and pet grooming salons and the multi-channel equestrian retailer, Ride-away. The Company has a format, dog focused high street store called Barkers, which offers premium products and services targeted at highly engaged dog owners.

Analyst Recommendations for Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS)

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