Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) crossed above its two hundred day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of $139.69 and traded as high as $142.90. Stagecoach Group shares last traded at $141.50, with a volume of 469,027 shares changing hands.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on SGC shares. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.97) price objective on shares of Stagecoach Group in a research note on Friday, October 25th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Stagecoach Group in a research report on Thursday, December 12th. HSBC downgraded Stagecoach Group to a “reduce” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 140 ($1.84) to GBX 125 ($1.64) in a report on Wednesday, January 29th. Finally, Liberum Capital lowered shares of Stagecoach Group to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 147.78 ($1.94).
The company has a market capitalization of $778.52 million and a P/E ratio of 7.49. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 146.07 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 139.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1,055.69, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.54.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 23rd will be issued a GBX 3.80 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 23rd. Stagecoach Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.42%.
About Stagecoach Group (LON:SGC)
Stagecoach Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, the United States, and Canada. It operates through five segments: UK Bus (Regional Operations), megabus Europe, UK Bus (London), North America, and UK Rail. The company offers bus, coach, train, and tram services.
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