Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) insider Rebekah Etherington sold 779 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,155 ($15.35), for a total transaction of £8,997.45 ($11,955.16).

Rebekah Etherington also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, October 5th, Rebekah Etherington purchased 10 shares of Close Brothers Group plc stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,475 ($19.60) per share, for a total transaction of £147.50 ($195.99).
  • On Tuesday, October 3rd, Rebekah Etherington sold 19,477 shares of Close Brothers Group plc stock. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,474 ($19.59), for a total transaction of £287,090.98 ($381,465.56).
  • On Tuesday, September 5th, Rebekah Etherington purchased 10 shares of Close Brothers Group plc stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,535 ($20.40) per share, for a total transaction of £153.50 ($203.96).

Close Brothers Group plc (LON CBG) opened at 1442.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s market cap is GBX 2.15 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,505.11 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,551.56. Close Brothers Group plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,222.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,715.00.

Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 26th. The company reported GBX 131.70 ($1.75) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 130.10 ($1.73) by GBX 1.60 ($0.02). The company had revenue of £765.60 million for the quarter. Close Brothers Group plc had a net margin of 23.84% and a return on equity of 17.25%. Equities research analysts predict that Close Brothers Group plc will post $129.77 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a dividend of GBX 40 ($0.53) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th. This is a positive change from Close Brothers Group plc’s previous dividend of $20.00. This represents a yield of 2.71%.

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CBG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on shares of Close Brothers Group plc from GBX 1,550 ($20.60) to GBX 1,450 ($19.27) and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,575 ($20.93) price target on shares of Close Brothers Group plc in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,600 ($21.26) price target on shares of Close Brothers Group plc in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Liberum Capital raised their price target on shares of Close Brothers Group plc from GBX 1,400 ($18.60) to GBX 1,535 ($20.40) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Close Brothers Group plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Close Brothers Group plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,554.13 ($20.65).

Close Brothers Group plc Company Profile

Close Brothers Group plc is a merchant banking company. The Company provides lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. The Company operates through three segments: Banking, Securities and Asset Management. The Banking segment provides lending to small businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on specialist finance.

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