Ardagh Group SA (NYSE:ARD) declared a dividend on Thursday, July 25th, Fidelity reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.14 per share on Friday, August 30th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th.

Shares of Ardagh Group stock opened at $17.78 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $319.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.24. Ardagh Group has a fifty-two week low of $10.09 and a fifty-two week high of $20.00. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $17.46.

Ardagh Group (NYSE:ARD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $2.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.32 billion. Ardagh Group had a negative return on equity of 26.87% and a negative net margin of 0.61%. The company’s revenue was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Ardagh Group will post 1.66 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Ardagh Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. Citigroup raised their price target on Ardagh Group from $16.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ardagh Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Ardagh Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.22.

Ardagh Group Company Profile

Ardagh Group SA manufactures and supplies rigid packaging solutions primarily for the food and beverage markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Metal Packaging Europe, Metal Packaging Americas, Glass Packaging Europe, and Glass Packaging North America. Its metal packaging products include aluminum and steel beverage cans; two-piece aluminum, two-piece tinplate, and three-piece tinplate food and specialty cans; and a range of can ends, including easy-open and peelable ends.

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Dividend History for Ardagh Group (NYSE:ARD)

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