Associated British Foods (LON:ABF) Hits New 1-Year High at $2,396.00

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABFGet Free Report)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as GBX 2,396 ($29.42) and last traded at GBX 2,360 ($28.98), with a volume of 44287 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 2,380 ($29.23).

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

ABF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Associated British Foods in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,875 ($23.03) price target on shares of Associated British Foods in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to, Associated British Foods has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,079.17 ($25.53).

Check Out Our Latest Stock Analysis on Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods Stock Down 0.8 %

The stock has a market cap of £18.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,776.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.28. The business has a fifty day moving average of GBX 2,078.87 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,001.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 33.25, a current ratio of 1.83 and a quick ratio of 0.93.

Associated British Foods Increases Dividend

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be issued a dividend of GBX 45.80 ($0.56) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.17%. This is an increase from Associated British Foods’s previous dividend of $14.20. Associated British Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 3,507.46%.

About Associated British Foods

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Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, balsamic vinegars, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses.

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