Insider Buying: Rotork p.l.c. (LON:ROR) Insider Buys £1,437.92 in Stock

Rotork p.l.c. (LON:ROR) insider Jonathan Davis bought 473 shares of Rotork stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 304 ($3.97) per share, for a total transaction of £1,437.92 ($1,878.90).

ROR stock opened at GBX 304.30 ($3.98) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.65 billion and a PE ratio of 28.98. Rotork p.l.c. has a 12 month low of GBX 232.60 ($3.04) and a 12 month high of GBX 345.50 ($4.51). The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 304.62 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 298.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.85, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 1.62.

Rotork (LON:ROR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported GBX 5.80 ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 5.30 ($0.07) by GBX 0.50 ($0.01). Sell-side analysts forecast that Rotork p.l.c. will post 1365.0000354 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 29th will be paid a GBX 2.30 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. Rotork’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.57%.

ROR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Rotork in a research note on Thursday, July 11th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Rotork in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 352 ($4.60) target price (up previously from GBX 338 ($4.42)) on shares of Rotork in a research note on Thursday. Berenberg Bank increased their target price on shares of Rotork from GBX 280 ($3.66) to GBX 290 ($3.79) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 15th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Rotork in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 315.15 ($4.12).

Rotork Company Profile

Rotork plc designs, manufactures, and markets actuators and flow control products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Controls, Fluid Systems, Gears, and Instruments. The company offers electric actuators and control systems, including intelligent multi-turn and part-turn valve actuators, part-turn/rotary and linear control valve actuators, heavy-duty part-turn/rotary and linear valve actuators, small part-turn/rotary valve actuators, and network control systems, as well as explosion proof actuators, sensors, switches, and controls.

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