Shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 679.86 ($9.05).
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on DMGT shares. Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on Daily Mail and General Trust P L C from GBX 725 ($9.65) to GBX 860 ($11.45) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 28th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C in a report on Friday, May 11th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 905 ($12.05) target price on shares of Daily Mail and General Trust P L C in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, BNP Paribas raised Daily Mail and General Trust P L C to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th.
In related news, insider P M. Dacre purchased 33,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 740 ($9.85) per share, with a total value of £244,200 ($325,123.15). Insiders have purchased 33,061 shares of company stock valued at $24,462,850 in the last ninety days.
Daily Mail and General Trust P L C (LON:DMGT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 24th. The company reported GBX 24.40 ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 18.60 ($0.25) by GBX 5.80 ($0.08). Daily Mail and General Trust P L C had a negative return on equity of 41.61% and a negative net margin of 27.01%.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 7th were issued a dividend of GBX 7.10 ($0.09) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 7th.
About Daily Mail and General Trust P L C
Daily Mail and General Trust plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in digital, information, events, and media businesses in the United Kingdom, North America, rest of Europe, Australia, and internationally. The company provides risk models, software applications, and analytical data services for the risk and insurance industry; business-to-business information, analysis, and software for the property, education technology, and energy sectors; and organizes exhibitions and conferences focusing on the energy, construction, interiors, hotel, and hospitality and leisure sectors.
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