Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – Investment analysts at Northcoast Research issued their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy expects that the company will post earnings of $1.46 per share for the year.

RBA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. TD Securities lowered their price target on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$29.00 and set a “reduce” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Scotiabank reissued an “outperform” rating and set a C$42.50 price target on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Raymond James Financial lowered their price target on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$36.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, National Bank Financial raised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from C$28.00 to C$39.00 in a research report on Monday, November 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$38.33.

Shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSE RBA) traded up C$0.13 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching C$39.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 128,780 shares, compared to its average volume of 134,266. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,160.00, a P/E ratio of 51.49 and a beta of 0.26. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a 1 year low of C$30.63 and a 1 year high of C$46.32.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.219 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 28th. This is a boost from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s payout ratio is currently 89.47%.

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About Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc is a Canada-based holding company. The Company is an industrial auctioneer and used equipment distributor, selling used equipment and other assets. Its segments include Core Auction, which is a network of auction locations that conduct live, unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding, and Other, which includes its EquipmentOne and Mascus International Holding B.V.

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