Avast PLC (LON:AVST) Insider Erwin Gunst Sells 690,689 Shares

Avast PLC (LON:AVST) insider Erwin Gunst sold 690,689 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 318 ($4.16), for a total transaction of £2,196,391.02 ($2,869,973.89).

Shares of AVST opened at GBX 323.60 ($4.23) on Thursday. Avast PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 225 ($2.94) and a 1-year high of GBX 322 ($4.21). The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 309.50. The company has a market cap of $3.16 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 154.65.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. UBS Group lowered shares of Ecolab from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $180.00 to $186.00 in a report on Thursday, April 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of DISCO CORP/ADR from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Delta Air Lines from $37.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Barclays raised their target price on shares of from GBX 7,500 ($98.00) to GBX 8,100 ($105.84) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 360.20 ($4.71).

About Avast

Avast Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides digital security products under the Avast, AVG, and CCleaner brands worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Small and Medium Business (SMB). The company offers desktop security and mobile device protection products; value-added solutions for performance, privacy, and other tools; dynamic secure search solution, including browser toolbar; and big data and marketing analytics solutions, as well as security solutions designed for small businesses.

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