Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) Insider Sells £138,611.52 in Stock

Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) insider Trevor Mather sold 25,248 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 549 ($7.17), for a total transaction of £138,611.52 ($181,120.50).

Shares of LON AUTO opened at GBX 552 ($7.21) on Thursday. Auto Trader Group PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 375.60 ($4.91) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 606.80 ($7.93). The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 568.19. The company has a market capitalization of $5.13 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.41. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 553.22.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.60 ($0.06) per share. This is an increase from Auto Trader Group’s previous dividend of $2.10. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.79%. Auto Trader Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.33%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Shore Capital reissued a “house stock” rating on shares of in a research note on Wednesday, June 26th. Deutsche Bank set a $261.00 target price on shares of Vail Resorts and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 485 ($6.34) target price on shares of in a research note on Tuesday, July 9th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of WPP in a research note on Monday, June 3rd. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 531.77 ($6.95).

About Auto Trader Group

Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers and home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its Websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its Websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies.

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