Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS) insider Peter Pritchard sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 278 ($3.66), for a total value of £139,000 ($182,846.62).

PETS traded down GBX 2 ($0.03) on Friday, reaching GBX 281 ($3.70). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,402,331 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,140,000. The stock has a market cap of $1.42 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.38. Pets at Home Group PLC has a 1 year low of GBX 109.30 ($1.44) and a 1 year high of GBX 261.20 ($3.44). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 73.96, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.29. The business’s 50 day moving average is GBX 223.71 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 210.83.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th will be issued a GBX 2.50 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 5th. Pets at Home Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.71%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on PETS. Goldman Sachs Group raised Pets at Home Group to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 155 ($2.04) to GBX 255 ($3.35) in a research report on Thursday, November 28th. Berenberg Bank increased their price target on Pets at Home Group from GBX 175 ($2.30) to GBX 210 ($2.76) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 9th. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Tuesday, November 26th. Citigroup downgraded Pets at Home Group to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 28th. Finally, Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Friday, December 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Pets at Home Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 252 ($3.31).

About Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialist retailer of pet food, pet related products, and pet accessories in the United Kingdom. The company offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds. It also provides pet accessories, including collars, leads and harnesses, bedding, housing, feeding, health and hygiene, travel, training, and enrichment products for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles.

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