Insider Selling: Assura PLC (LON:AGR) Insider Sells 319,713 Shares of Stock

Assura PLC (LON:AGR) insider Jonathan Murphy sold 319,713 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 79 ($0.97), for a total transaction of £252,573.27 ($310,821.15).

Shares of AGR opened at GBX 78.30 ($0.96) on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.08 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 65.04, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.88. Assura PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 0.78 ($0.01) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 88 ($1.08). The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 78.65 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 77.69.

Assura (LON:AGR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 21st. The real estate investment trust reported GBX 2.80 ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 2.80 ($0.03). As a group, equities research analysts predict that Assura PLC will post 295.148426 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 11th were issued a dividend of GBX 0.71 ($0.01) per share. This is a positive change from Assura’s previous dividend of $0.70. This represents a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 11th. Assura’s dividend payout ratio is currently 90.91%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on AGR shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Assura from GBX 81 ($1.00) to GBX 83 ($1.02) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 8th. Jefferies Financial Group cut their price target on shares of Assura from GBX 94 ($1.16) to GBX 87 ($1.07) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, May 25th. Berenberg Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Assura from GBX 75 ($0.92) to GBX 80 ($0.98) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 25th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Assura in a report on Tuesday, July 7th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating on shares of Assura in a report on Tuesday, July 7th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 80.29 ($0.99).

Assura Company Profile

Assura plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250 and the EPRA* indices, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington, works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care in the community.

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