Deutsche Bank AG reissued their buy rating on shares of McCarthy & Stone plc (LON:MCS) in a report published on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

MCS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 220 ($2.89) price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. reduced their price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 179 ($2.35) to GBX 164 ($2.16) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an underweight rating and issued a GBX 152 ($2.00) price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 195 ($2.56) to GBX 187 ($2.46) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reduced their price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 179 ($2.35) to GBX 164 ($2.16) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 199.89 ($2.63).

Shares of McCarthy & Stone (MCS) opened at GBX 160.92 ($2.12) on Thursday. McCarthy & Stone has a fifty-two week low of GBX 143.90 ($1.89) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 199.60 ($2.63).

McCarthy & Stone (LON:MCS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The company reported GBX 13.80 ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 14 ($0.18) by GBX (0.20) ($0.00). McCarthy & Stone had a net margin of 7.39% and a return on equity of 5.04%. The business had revenue of £660.90 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be paid a GBX 3.60 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th. This is a boost from McCarthy & Stone’s previous dividend of $1.80. This represents a yield of 2.26%.

In other news, insider John White purchased 100,000 shares of McCarthy & Stone stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 158 ($2.08) per share, with a total value of £158,000 ($207,812.71).

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