Insider Selling: Cranswick plc (CWK) Insider Sells 875 Shares of Stock

Cranswick plc (LON:CWK) insider Mark Bottomley sold 875 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 3,054 ($42.19), for a total value of £26,722.50 ($36,919.73).

Mark Bottomley also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, January 17th, Mark Bottomley acquired 618 shares of Cranswick stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 3,213 ($44.39) per share, for a total transaction of £19,856.34 ($27,433.46).

Shares of Cranswick plc (LON CWK) traded up GBX 12 ($0.17) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 3,078 ($42.53). The company had a trading volume of 60,620 shares, compared to its average volume of 59,631. Cranswick plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,300 ($31.78) and a 52 week high of GBX 3,497.81 ($48.33). The company has a market cap of $1,570.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,349.62.

Cranswick (LON:CWK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported GBX 70 ($0.97) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of GBX 67.20 ($0.93) by GBX 2.80 ($0.04). Cranswick had a return on equity of 16.34% and a net margin of 4.98%. The company had revenue of £714.60 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th were given a dividend of GBX 15.10 ($0.21) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.48%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on CWK shares. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,990 ($41.31) price target on shares of Cranswick in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Berenberg Bank upped their price target on Cranswick from GBX 3,225 ($44.56) to GBX 3,450 ($47.67) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Numis Securities upgraded Cranswick to an “add” rating and upped their price target for the company from GBX 2,870 ($39.65) to GBX 3,350 ($46.28) in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “house stock” rating on shares of Cranswick in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Cranswick presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 3,195 ($44.14).

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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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