Shares of Galliford Try plc (LON:GFRD) passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $626.10 and traded as high as $702.50. Galliford Try shares last traded at $679.50, with a volume of 255,152 shares trading hands.

GFRD has been the topic of several research reports. Peel Hunt restated a “restricted” rating on shares of Galliford Try in a research note on Monday, October 28th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 710 ($9.28) price target on shares of Galliford Try in a research note on Wednesday, September 11th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Galliford Try in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Galliford Try has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 838 ($10.95).

The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 86.23. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 705.32 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 626.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $763.91 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.67.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 7th will be paid a GBX 35 ($0.46) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 7th. This is an increase from Galliford Try’s previous dividend of $23.00. This represents a dividend yield of 5.15%. Galliford Try’s dividend payout ratio is 0.74%.

In related news, insider Kevin Corbett sold 1,534 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 670 ($8.75), for a total value of £10,277.80 ($13,429.77).

Galliford Try Company Profile (LON:GFRD)

Galliford Try plc operates as a housebuilding, regeneration, and construction primarily in the United Kingdom. The company operates through Linden Homes, Partnerships & Regeneration, Building, Infrastructure, and PPP Investments segments. The company develops and sells private and affordable homes under the Linden Homes brand name; and builds sustainable communities, as well as provides private housing for sale on regeneration-led sites.

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