Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) declared a dividend on Thursday, November 7th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 2.40 ($0.03) per share on Friday, January 24th. This represents a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 2nd. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
LON AUTO traded down GBX 2.60 ($0.03) during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 546.20 ($7.14). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,682,453 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,830,000. Auto Trader Group has a 52-week low of GBX 411.70 ($5.38) and a 52-week high of GBX 606.80 ($7.93). The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 527.68 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 548.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 553.22, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.13.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 570 ($7.45) price target on shares of Auto Trader Group in a report on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Auto Trader Group in a report on Thursday, October 17th. HSBC raised their price target on shares of Auto Trader Group from GBX 465 ($6.08) to GBX 535 ($6.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 29th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Auto Trader Group in a report on Monday. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Auto Trader Group in a report on Thursday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 544.50 ($7.11).
Auto Trader Group Company Profile
Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers and home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its Websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its Websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies.
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