Bunzl plc (LON:BNZL) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of GBX 15.20 ($0.20) per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Bunzl stock opened at GBX 2,232 ($29.17) on Friday. Bunzl has a twelve month low of GBX 1,918.50 ($25.07) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,472 ($32.30).

Bunzl (LON:BNZL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 28th. The company reported GBX 59.40 ($0.78) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 59.10 ($0.77) by GBX 0.30 ($0.00).

In other news, insider Paul Nicholas Hussey sold 4,866 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,340 ($30.58), for a total value of £113,864.40 ($148,784.01). Also, insider Patrick Larmon sold 28,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,404 ($31.41), for a total transaction of £685,140 ($895,256.76). Insiders sold a total of 45,966 shares of company stock valued at $109,762,440 in the last ninety days.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on BNZL shares. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bunzl in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of Bunzl from GBX 2,650 ($34.63) to GBX 2,660 ($34.76) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Bunzl in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a GBX 2,600 ($33.97) price target for the company. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,350 ($30.71) price target on shares of Bunzl in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group lifted their price target on shares of Bunzl from GBX 2,500 ($32.67) to GBX 2,550 ($33.32) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 2,367.83 ($30.94).

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About Bunzl

Bunzl plc provides distribution and outsourcing services primarily in the North America, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It provides non-food consumables, including food packaging, napkins, disposable tableware, food service disposables, guest amenities, light and heavy catering equipment, cleaning and hygiene products, and safety items to hotels, restaurants, caterers, and food processors and packers, as well as the leisure sector.

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