ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR (ASHTY) To Go Ex-Dividend on January 16th

ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASHTY) declared a Semi-Annual dividend on Tuesday, January 7th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.325 per share on Thursday, February 20th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 16th. This is a boost from ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.29.

Shares of ASHTY stock opened at $129.08 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $16.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.26 and a beta of 1.81. ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR has a 1-year low of $93.25 and a 1-year high of $130.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 1.12. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $125.85 and its 200-day simple moving average is $115.89.

ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASHTY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 10th. The company reported $2.98 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.14 by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $1.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.80 billion. ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR had a return on equity of 29.07% and a net margin of 25.48%. Analysts expect that ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR will post 9.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ASHTEAD GRP PLC/ADR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 3rd.


Ashtead Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, rents a range of construction and industrial equipment. It offers equipment for use in lifting, powering, generation, moving, digging, compacting, drilling, supporting, scrubbing, pumping, directing, heating, and ventilating works. The company provides various types of construction equipment for non-residential construction markets; and facilities management equipment for the maintenance and repair of facilities.

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