Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 453.60 ($5.91).

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc from GBX 470 ($6.12) to GBX 480 ($6.25) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 425 ($5.53) target price on shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc in a report on Friday, July 21st. Shore Capital initiated coverage on shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 506 ($6.59) price target on shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 445 ($5.80) price objective on shares of Howden Joinery Group Plc in a research report on Thursday, July 20th.

Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON HWDN) opened at 420.70 on Friday. Howden Joinery Group Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 344.98 and a 52-week high of GBX 479.50. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 2.64 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 421.33 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 431.21.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.60 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.83%.

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In other news, insider Mark Robson sold 180,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 425 ($5.53), for a total transaction of £765,000 ($996,223.47). Also, insider Matthew Ingle sold 270,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 428 ($5.57), for a total transaction of £1,155,600 ($1,504,883.45).

About Howden Joinery Group Plc

Howden Joinery Group Plc is a manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products. The Company is engaged in the sale of kitchens and joinery products, along with the associated manufacture, sourcing and distribution of these products. It offers products in categories, such as kitchen collection, including inclusive cabinets, accessories, handles and taps; appliance collection, including ovens, hobs, extractors, refrigeration, dishwashers, laundry; doors and joinery collection, including internal doors, sliding wardrobe doors, external doors, door frames, linings and casings, and moldings; hardware collection, including door handles, door furniture, door security, and tools and accessories; flooring collections, including laminate flooring and accessories, and bathroom cabinet collection, including bathroom accessories, bathroom handles and bathroom worktops.

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