Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Balfour Beatty (BBY)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Balfour Beatty (LON: BBY) recently:

  • 5/23/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 5/16/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 5/16/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 5/10/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 5/6/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 4/2/2019 – Balfour Beatty had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.

BBY opened at GBX 233.60 ($3.05) on Friday. Balfour Beatty plc has a fifty-two week low of GBX 220 ($2.87) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 318.60 ($4.16). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 61.89, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market cap of $1.60 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.98.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be issued a dividend of GBX 3.20 ($0.04) per share. This represents a yield of 1.12%. This is a positive change from Balfour Beatty’s previous dividend of $1.60. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. Balfour Beatty’s payout ratio is presently 0.26%.

In other news, insider Philip Harrison sold 12,619 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 262 ($3.42), for a total value of £33,061.78 ($43,201.07). Also, insider Leo Quinn sold 211,216 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 267 ($3.49), for a total transaction of £563,946.72 ($736,896.28).

Balfour Beatty plc finances, designs, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments segments. The Construction Services segment provides civil engineering, building, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical installation, refurbishment and fit-out, and rail engineering services.

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