Future plc (LON:FUTR) announced a dividend on Friday, November 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, January 16th will be given a dividend of GBX 1 ($0.01) per share on Friday, February 14th. This represents a yield of 0.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 16th. This is a boost from Future’s previous dividend of $0.50. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
LON:FUTR opened at GBX 1,386 ($18.23) on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,413.56 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 1,232.57. Future has a one year low of GBX 490 ($6.45) and a one year high of GBX 1,572 ($20.68). The firm has a market cap of $1.37 billion and a P/E ratio of 149.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.98, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 0.44.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Future in a research note on Monday. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Future in a research note on Monday, January 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Future from GBX 1,562 ($20.55) to GBX 1,659 ($21.82) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 18th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Future currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,364.80 ($17.95).
In other Future news, insider Zillah Byng-Maddick sold 1,045,344 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,400 ($18.42), for a total value of £14,634,816 ($19,251,270.72). Also, insider Penny Ladkin-Brand purchased 7,974 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,254 ($16.50) per share, for a total transaction of £99,993.96 ($131,536.39).
Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes content for technology, games and entertainment, music, photography and design, hobbies, home interest, and B2B sectors in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and Australia. It operates through two segments, Media and Magazine. The company publishes magazines; operates online sites; and organizes events.
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