Assura PLC (LON:AGR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 78.40 ($1.00).
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AGR. Jefferies Financial Group cut their price target on Assura from GBX 94 ($1.20) to GBX 87 ($1.11) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 25th. Peel Hunt reissued an “add” rating on shares of Assura in a report on Thursday, May 21st. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Assura in a report on Friday, May 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Assura from GBX 81 ($1.03) to GBX 83 ($1.06) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 8th. Finally, Berenberg Bank upped their target price on Assura from GBX 75 ($0.95) to GBX 80 ($1.02) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 25th.
AGR traded down GBX 0.10 ($0.00) during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 77.30 ($0.98). 4,187,388 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,800,000. Assura has a 1 year low of GBX 46.80 ($0.60) and a 1 year high of GBX 88 ($1.12). The company has a market capitalization of $2.06 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.42. The business’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 78.58 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 77.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 65.04, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.57.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 11th will be paid a GBX 0.71 ($0.01) dividend. This is a positive change from Assura’s previous dividend of $0.70. This represents a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 11th. Assura’s dividend payout ratio is presently 90.91%.
In other news, insider Jayne Cottam purchased 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 80 ($1.02) per share, for a total transaction of £20,000 ($25,455.01).
Assura plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250 and the EPRA* indices, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington, works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care in the community.
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