Royal Mail plc (OTCMKTS:ROYMY) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 10,500 shares, an increase of 556.3% from the September 15th total of 1,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days.
OTCMKTS:ROYMY traded up $0.24 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $11.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 678 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,305. The firm has a market cap of $5.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.97 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $13.14 and its 200-day moving average is $14.39. Royal Mail has a fifty-two week low of $5.73 and a fifty-two week high of $17.05.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 21st. Investors of record on Friday, July 30th were issued a dividend of $0.2232 per share. This represents a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 29th. Royal Mail’s dividend payout ratio is presently 32.87%.
About Royal Mail
Royal Mail Plc engages in the provision of postal and delivery services. It operates through the following segments: Royal Mail and General Logistics Systems (GLS). The Royal Mail segment collects, sorts and delivers letters and parcels across the UK. The GLS segment operates in continental Europe and the Republic of Ireland and has a ground-based deferred parcel delivery network in Europe.
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