Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) insider Ross Paterson purchased 83 shares of Stagecoach Group plc stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 181 ($2.39) per share, for a total transaction of £150.23 ($198.17).
Ross Paterson also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, July 6th, Ross Paterson purchased 78 shares of Stagecoach Group plc stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 191 ($2.52) per share, for a total transaction of £148.98 ($196.52).
- On Thursday, June 29th, Ross Paterson purchased 15,000 shares of Stagecoach Group plc stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 186 ($2.45) per share, for a total transaction of £27,900 ($36,802.53).
- On Friday, June 2nd, Ross Paterson purchased 71 shares of Stagecoach Group plc stock. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 213 ($2.81) per share, for a total transaction of £151.23 ($199.49).
Shares of Stagecoach Group plc (LON SGC) traded down 1.37% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 179.90. 1,729,021 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 190.99 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 204.77. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.03 billion. Stagecoach Group plc has a 12-month low of GBX 175.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 232.93.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a GBX 8.10 ($0.11) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a yield of 4.24%. This is a positive change from Stagecoach Group plc’s previous dividend of $3.80.
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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on SGC. Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price target on shares of Stagecoach Group plc from GBX 230 ($3.03) to GBX 190 ($2.51) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 218 ($2.88) price target on shares of Stagecoach Group plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. HSBC Holdings plc reduced their price target on shares of Stagecoach Group plc from GBX 200 ($2.64) to GBX 160 ($2.11) and set a “reduce” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Liberum Capital reduced their price target on shares of Stagecoach Group plc from GBX 185 ($2.44) to GBX 155 ($2.04) and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Shore Capital downgraded shares of Stagecoach Group plc to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 205.20 ($2.71).
Stagecoach Group plc Company Profile
Stagecoach Group plc is a United Kingdom-based transport company. The Company is engaged in the sale and operation of passenger transport. The Company operates in five segments: UK Bus (regional operations), megabus Europe, UK Bus (London), North America and UK Rail. UK Bus (regional operations) connects communities in over 100 towns and cities across the United Kingdom on bus networks stretching from the Highlands of Scotland to south west England.
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