William Hill plc (WMH) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of William Hill plc (LON:WMH) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 323.29 ($4.57).

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on WMH shares. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 390 ($5.51) price objective on shares of William Hill in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on shares of William Hill from GBX 350 ($4.95) to GBX 375 ($5.30) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 380 ($5.37) target price on shares of William Hill in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Barclays upped their target price on shares of William Hill from GBX 315 ($4.45) to GBX 330 ($4.66) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Numis Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 354 ($5.00) target price on shares of William Hill in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th.

WMH traded up GBX 3.30 ($0.05) on Thursday, hitting GBX 330.50 ($4.67). 2,662,158 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,380,000. William Hill has a twelve month low of GBX 239.10 ($3.38) and a twelve month high of GBX 345 ($4.88).



The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 26th will be given a GBX 8.94 ($0.13) dividend. This is a boost from William Hill’s previous dividend of $4.26. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 26th. This represents a yield of 2.68%.

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William Hill Company Profile

William Hill PLC is a gambling company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Online, US, Australia and Other. The Retail segment consists of all activities undertaken in licensed betting offices (LBOs), including gaming machines. The Online segment consists of all online and telephone activity outside of Australia, including sports betting, casino, poker sites and other gaming products along with telephone betting services.

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