Future plc (LON:FUTR) Insider Zillah Byng-Maddick Sells 160,770 Shares

Future plc (LON:FUTR) insider Zillah Byng-Maddick sold 160,770 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 479 ($6.26), for a total value of £770,088.30 ($1,006,256.76).

FUTR opened at GBX 1,492 ($19.50) on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1.26 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 169.55. Future plc has a 1 year low of GBX 460 ($6.01) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,566 ($20.46). The company has a current ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 23.85. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 1,299.06 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 1,111.53.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 16th will be issued a dividend of GBX 1 ($0.01) per share. This is a positive change from Future’s previous dividend of $0.50. This represents a yield of 0.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 16th. Future’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.11%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on FUTR. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Future in a research report on Friday. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Future in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a GBX 1,562 ($20.41) target price for the company. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised their target price on Future from GBX 1,530 ($19.99) to GBX 1,755 ($22.93) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 4th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Future has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 1,330.40 ($17.38).

Future Company Profile

Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes content for technology, games and entertainment, music, photography and design, hobbies, home interest, and B2B sectors in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Media and Magazine. The company publishes magazines; operates online sites; and organizes events.

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