Ascential plc (LON:ASCL) Insider Paul Harrison Sells 86,824 Shares

Ascential plc (LON:ASCL) insider Paul Harrison sold 86,824 shares of Ascential stock in a transaction on Friday, October 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 406 ($5.30), for a total value of £352,505.44 ($460,550.61).

Paul Harrison also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, July 27th, Paul Harrison purchased 5,800 shares of Ascential stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 426 ($5.57) per share, for a total transaction of £24,708 ($32,281.16).

Shares of ASCL stock opened at GBX 394.80 ($5.16) on Thursday. Ascential plc has a 1-year low of GBX 258.20 ($3.37) and a 1-year high of GBX 456.80 ($5.97). The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 415.11 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 392.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 41.39, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.80. The company has a market cap of £1.73 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.94.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ASCL. Citigroup reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 430 ($5.62) price target on shares of Ascential in a report on Wednesday, August 4th. Barclays upgraded Ascential to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 450 ($5.88) to GBX 500 ($6.53) in a report on Friday, October 8th. Berenberg Bank lifted their price target on Ascential from GBX 485 ($6.34) to GBX 500 ($6.53) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 16th. Liberum Capital lifted their price target on Ascential from GBX 410 ($5.36) to GBX 500 ($6.53) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Ascential in a report on Thursday, October 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Ascential has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 453.33 ($5.92).

Ascential Company Profile

Ascential plc provides business-to-business information services in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company operates through four segments: Product Design, Marketing, Sales, and Built Environment and Policy.

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