Ascential PLC (ASCL) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 382.17 ($5.02).
Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Peel Hunt reiterated an “add” rating and set a GBX 325 ($4.27) price objective on shares of Ascential PLC in a report on Monday, July 24th. Numis Securities Ltd raised their target price on Ascential PLC from GBX 375 ($4.93) to GBX 405 ($5.32) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 398 ($5.23) target price on shares of Ascential PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 350 ($4.60) target price on shares of Ascential PLC in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded Ascential PLC to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th.
Shares of Ascential PLC (LON ASCL) traded down 1.87% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 335.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,009,146 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.34 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 361.07 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 344.84. Ascential PLC has a one year low of GBX 255.20 and a one year high of GBX 392.00.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a GBX 1.80 ($0.02) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 31st. This represents a yield of 0.51%.
Ascential PLC Company Profile
Ascential plc is an international business-to-business media company. The Company is focused on essential products that connect and inform business professionals. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. The Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals, where customers come together to form business relationships and transact.
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