Avast (AVST) Earns Overweight Rating from Barclays

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Barclays reiterated their overweight rating on shares of Avast (LON:AVST) in a research note issued to investors on Friday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on AVST. Jefferies Financial Group restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 360 ($4.70) target price on shares of Avast in a research note on Thursday, February 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Avast in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. They issued a neutral rating and a GBX 310 ($4.05) target price for the company. UBS Group restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 400 ($5.23) target price (up from GBX 320 ($4.18)) on shares of Avast in a research note on Thursday, March 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Avast from GBX 330 ($4.31) to GBX 381 ($4.98) and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 360.20 ($4.71).

Shares of AVST stock opened at GBX 284.20 ($3.71) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 154.65, a current ratio of 0.71 and a quick ratio of 0.64. Avast has a 52 week low of GBX 205 ($2.68) and a 52 week high of GBX 315.75 ($4.13). The company has a market capitalization of $2.71 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.37.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.17%. Avast’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.52%.

Avast Company Profile

Avast Plc and its subsidiaries provide digital security products under the Avast and AVG brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small and Medium Business (SMB). The company offers products and solutions for protection, performance, privacy, and additional tools for desktop security, server protection, and mobile device protection; and big data and marketing analytics, as well as provides security solutions designed for small businesses.

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