Gordon Wilson Acquires 25,000 Shares of William Hill plc (LON:WMH) Stock

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) insider Gordon Wilson acquired 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 39 ($0.51) per share, with a total value of £9,750 ($12,825.57).

Shares of William Hill stock opened at GBX 70.50 ($0.93) on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $593.63 million and a P/E ratio of 25.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 332.51. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 138.41 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 172.87. William Hill plc has a 12-month low of GBX 120.51 ($1.59) and a 12-month high of GBX 206.80 ($2.72).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 23rd will be given a dividend of GBX 5.34 ($0.07) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.18%. This is a boost from William Hill’s previous dividend of $2.66. William Hill’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 3.57%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on WMH shares. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of William Hill in a research note on Wednesday, February 26th. Jefferies Financial Group increased their price objective on shares of William Hill from GBX 230 ($3.03) to GBX 400 ($5.26) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 26th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of William Hill to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Berenberg Bank dropped their price objective on shares of William Hill from GBX 250 ($3.29) to GBX 240 ($3.16) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 258 ($3.39) price objective on shares of William Hill in a research note on Tuesday, January 14th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 231 ($3.04).

About William Hill

William Hill plc provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Retail, Online, US Existing, US Expansion, and Other segments. The company operates licensed betting offices that offer sports betting services on football, horseracing, and other sports, as well as gaming on machines.

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