Shares of Pagegroup PLC (LON:PAGE) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 579.17 ($7.57).
PAGE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 530 ($6.93) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 8th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Pagegroup in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 620 ($8.10) to GBX 600 ($7.84) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Pagegroup in a report on Thursday, August 8th.
Shares of LON PAGE traded down GBX 7.80 ($0.10) during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 419.80 ($5.49). The company had a trading volume of 146,990 shares, compared to its average volume of 905,502. Pagegroup has a twelve month low of GBX 412.40 ($5.39) and a twelve month high of GBX 627.50 ($8.20). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.44, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a current ratio of 1.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.38 billion and a PE ratio of 12.42. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 442.49 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 484.63.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 5th will be issued a dividend of GBX 17.03 ($0.22) per share. This represents a yield of 3.85%. This is a boost from Pagegroup’s previous dividend of $9.00. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 5th. Pagegroup’s dividend payout ratio is 0.38%.
PageGroup plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides recruitment consultancy and support services in Latin America and Asia. It offers recruitment services for executive, professional, clerical, and general staffing on a permanent, temporary, contract, and interim basis. The company provides its services under the Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page Outsourcing, Page Assessment, Page Consulting, and Page Talent brands.
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