Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd (TSE:LIQ) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$11.17.
LIQ has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Scotiabank upgraded Liquor Stores N.A. from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from C$10.50 to C$13.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. National Bank Financial upgraded Liquor Stores N.A. from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on Liquor Stores N.A. from C$11.00 to C$10.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Finally, Eight Capital upgraded Liquor Stores N.A. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from C$11.00 to C$13.00 in a research report on Friday.
In other Liquor Stores N.A. news, Director Derek Hudson Burney bought 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$10.53 per share, for a total transaction of C$26,325.00. Also, Director James Franklin Charles Burns bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$10.06 per share, with a total value of C$50,300.00. Insiders have purchased 22,500 shares of company stock valued at $226,625 in the last quarter.
Liquor Stores N.A. (TSE:LIQ) traded up 0.22% on Friday, reaching $9.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 108,198 shares. The stock’s market cap is $267.23 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.11 and a 200-day moving average of $10.12. Liquor Stores N.A. has a one year low of $8.80 and a one year high of $11.48.
The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th.
Liquor Stores N.A. Company Profile
Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. engages in the retail of wines, beers, and spirits in Canada and the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated 253 retail liquor stores consisting of 179 stores under Liquor Depot, Liquor Barn, and Wine and Beyond brand names in Alberta; 34 stores under Liquor Depot and Liquor Barn brand names in British Columbia; 22 stores under Brown Jug brand name in Alaska; 15 stores under Liquor Barn The Ultimate Party Source and Liquor Barn Express brand names in Kentucky; 2 stores under Joe Canals Discount Liquor Outlet brand name in New Jersey; and 1 store under the brand name of LQR MKT in Connecticut.
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