Auto Trader Group (LON:AUTO) had its price target increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 386 ($5.04) to GBX 414 ($5.41) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, LSE.Co.UK reports. They currently have an underweight rating on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group restated a buy rating on shares of WPP in a research note on Monday, June 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a sector perform rating and issued a GBX 485 ($6.34) target price on shares of in a research note on Tuesday, July 9th. UBS Group downgraded to a sell rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from GBX 530 ($6.93) to GBX 540 ($7.06) in a research report on Wednesday, June 12th. Berenberg Bank set a €16.00 ($18.60) price objective on SAF-HOLLAND and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $261.00 price objective on Vail Resorts and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Auto Trader Group presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 531.77 ($6.95).

Shares of AUTO stock opened at GBX 544.60 ($7.12) on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 553.22, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.94. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 566.35. Auto Trader Group has a 52 week low of GBX 375.60 ($4.91) and a 52 week high of GBX 606.80 ($7.93). The firm has a market capitalization of $5.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.06.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 29th will be given a GBX 4.60 ($0.06) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.79%. This is an increase from Auto Trader Group’s previous dividend of $2.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. Auto Trader Group’s dividend payout ratio is 0.33%.

In other Auto Trader Group news, insider Trevor Mather sold 25,248 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 549 ($7.17), for a total value of £138,611.52 ($181,120.50).

Auto Trader Group Company Profile

Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers and home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its Websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its Websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies.

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