Pagegroup PLC (LON:PAGE) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 530.63 ($6.93).
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on PAGE shares. Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 530 ($6.93) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 8th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 620 ($8.10) to GBX 600 ($7.84) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 575 ($7.51) to GBX 450 ($5.88) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 14th. UBS Group decreased their target price on shares of Pagegroup from GBX 495 ($6.47) to GBX 440 ($5.75) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 3rd. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 470 ($6.14) target price (down from GBX 530 ($6.93)) on shares of Pagegroup in a research report on Tuesday, October 8th.
PAGE traded up GBX 11.80 ($0.15) during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 431.80 ($5.64). The stock had a trading volume of 1,657,601 shares, compared to its average volume of 905,502. The company has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion and a PE ratio of 12.78. Pagegroup has a twelve month low of GBX 354.50 ($4.63) and a twelve month high of GBX 541.50 ($7.08). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 39.44, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a current ratio of 1.96. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 426.02 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 476.47.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 5th were issued a GBX 17.03 ($0.22) dividend. This is a boost from Pagegroup’s previous dividend of $9.00. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 5th. This represents a yield of 3.85%. Pagegroup’s payout ratio is presently 0.38%.
Pagegroup Company Profile
PageGroup plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides recruitment consultancy and support services in Latin America and Asia. It offers recruitment services for executive, professional, clerical, and general staffing on a permanent, temporary, contract, and interim basis. The company provides its services under the Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page Outsourcing, Page Assessment, Page Consulting, and Page Talent brands.
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