Assura PLC (LON:AGR) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 69.50 ($0.91).
Several analysts recently issued reports on AGR shares. Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 62 ($0.81) target price on shares of Assura in a research note on Tuesday, November 12th. Barclays started coverage on Assura in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. They issued an “overweight” rating and a GBX 81 ($1.06) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Assura in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Assura in a research note on Friday, November 29th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 75 ($0.98) target price on the stock. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Assura in a research note on Friday.
Shares of LON AGR traded up GBX 1 ($0.01) during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting GBX 78 ($1.02). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,572,931 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,800,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 58.74, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.79. The stock has a market cap of $1.88 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.94. Assura has a 12 month low of GBX 52.50 ($0.69) and a 12 month high of GBX 77.30 ($1.01). The business has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 73.92 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 68.64.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 0.70 ($0.01) per share. This represents a yield of 0.91%. This is a boost from Assura’s previous dividend of $0.69. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 12th. Assura’s payout ratio is presently 0.88%.
In other Assura news, insider Orla Ball sold 9,733 shares of Assura stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 71 ($0.93), for a total transaction of £6,910.43 ($9,029.70).
Assura Company Profile
Assura plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250 and the EPRA* indices, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington, works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care in the community.
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