Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for Ashtead Group (AHT)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Ashtead Group (LON: AHT) recently:

  • 2/12/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 1,800 ($24.87) to GBX 1,930 ($26.66). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 2,140 ($29.57) to GBX 2,360 ($32.61). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Ashtead Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 2,450 ($33.85) price target on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 2,263 ($31.27) to GBX 2,540 ($35.09). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 2,200 ($30.40) to GBX 2,300 ($31.78). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/18/2018 – Ashtead Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 2,450 ($33.85) price target on the stock.
  • 1/17/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from GBX 2,400 ($33.16) to GBX 2,800 ($38.68). They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/11/2018 – Ashtead Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec. They now have a GBX 2,700 ($37.30) price target on the stock.
  • 1/8/2018 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 2,400 ($33.16) to GBX 2,450 ($33.85). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/4/2018 – Ashtead Group had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 2,200 ($30.40) price target on the stock.
  • 1/3/2018 – Ashtead Group was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG to an “outperform” rating. They now have a GBX 2,240 ($30.95) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 1,650 ($22.80).
  • 12/21/2017 – Ashtead Group had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a GBX 2,400 ($33.16) price target on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Ashtead Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a GBX 2,263 ($31.27) price target on the stock.
  • 12/14/2017 – Ashtead Group had its price target raised by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 1,800 ($24.87) to GBX 2,200 ($30.40). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/14/2017 – Ashtead Group had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 2,400 ($33.16) price target on the stock.

Ashtead Group plc (LON AHT) traded up GBX 39.50 ($0.55) during trading hours on Monday, hitting GBX 2,002 ($27.66). 1,667,540 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,930,000. The stock has a market cap of $9,940.00 and a PE ratio of 1,820.00. Ashtead Group plc has a 1 year low of GBX 1,476 ($20.39) and a 1 year high of GBX 2,185 ($30.19).

Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 12th. The company reported GBX 70.20 ($0.97) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 69.10 ($0.95) by GBX 1.10 ($0.02). The firm had revenue of GBX 189.91 billion during the quarter. Ashtead Group had a net margin of 16.77% and a return on equity of 32.51%.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 18th were given a dividend of GBX 5.50 ($0.08) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 18th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.29%.

In related news, insider Suzanne Wood sold 145,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,056 ($28.41), for a total transaction of £2,981,200 ($4,118,817.35).

Ashtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Company’s segments include Sunbelt and A-Plant. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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