Hunting plc (HTG) To Go Ex-Dividend on April 18th

Hunting plc (LON:HTG) declared a dividend on Thursday, February 28th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, May 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 18th. This is a boost from Hunting’s previous dividend of $0.04. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

HTG stock opened at GBX 643.54 ($8.41) on Wednesday. Hunting has a twelve month low of GBX 448 ($5.85) and a twelve month high of GBX 934.50 ($12.21). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 4.06. The company has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion and a PE ratio of 12.30.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Barclays restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hunting in a report on Thursday, April 11th. UBS Group upgraded Hunting to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from GBX 600 ($7.84) to GBX 710 ($9.28) in a report on Monday, March 18th. Canaccord Genuity dropped their target price on Hunting from GBX 775 ($10.13) to GBX 650 ($8.49) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their target price on Hunting from GBX 930 ($12.15) to GBX 845 ($11.04) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank dropped their target price on Hunting from GBX 650 ($8.49) to GBX 640 ($8.36) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Hunting presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 806.36 ($10.54).

In related news, insider Arthur James Johnson sold 70,901 shares of Hunting stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 520 ($6.79), for a total transaction of £368,685.20 ($481,752.52).

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About Hunting

Hunting PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes tools and equipment for the upstream energy industry worldwide. The company offers perforating guns and accessories; and connections, oil country tubular goods, drilling tools, subsea equipment, intervention tools, and electronics.

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