Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) insider Chris Geoghegan acquired 19,830 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 249 ($3.21) per share, for a total transaction of £49,376.70 ($63,736.54).

Shares of Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) traded down 0.43% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 257.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,030,853 shares. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.69 billion. Rentokil Initial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 164.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 260.10. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 250.77 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 231.99.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 6th were given a dividend of GBX 2.38 ($0.03) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 6th. This is an increase from Rentokil Initial plc’s previous dividend of $0.99.

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Several equities analysts have recently commented on RTO shares. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 270 ($3.49) target price on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 242 ($3.12) price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 250 ($3.23) to GBX 260 ($3.36) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 13th. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 235 ($3.03) price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a research report on Monday, April 10th. Finally, Citigroup Inc raised Rentokil Initial plc to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the stock from GBX 145 ($1.87) to GBX 240 ($3.10) in a research report on Monday, March 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rentokil Initial plc currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 249.80 ($3.22).

About Rentokil Initial plc

Rentokil Initial plc is a commercial pest control company. The Company is engaged in the provision of route-based services, which protect people and enhance lives. The Company’s segments include Europe, UK & Rest of World, Asia, North America, Pacific, and Central and regional. The Company’s business categories include Pest Control, Hygiene, Workwear and Other.

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