Brokerages Set William Hill plc (WMH) Price Target at $292.71

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 292.71 ($3.89).

A number of research analysts have weighed in on WMH shares. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 390 ($5.18) price target on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on William Hill plc from GBX 325 ($4.32) to GBX 310 ($4.12) and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 250 ($3.32) price target on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.85) price target on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of William Hill plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Shares of William Hill plc (LON:WMH) traded up 0.64% during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 253.40. The company had a trading volume of 1,861,106 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 249.13 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 267.19. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.17 billion. William Hill plc has a 12 month low of GBX 239.10 and a 12 month high of GBX 315.80.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a GBX 4.26 ($0.06) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.

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In related news, insider John O’Reilly purchased 92,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 275 ($3.65) per share, for a total transaction of £253,000 ($336,167.95).

William Hill plc Company Profile

William Hill PLC is a gambling company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Online, US, Australia and Other. The Retail segment consists of all activities undertaken in licensed betting offices (LBOs), including gaming machines. The Online segment consists of all online and telephone activity outside of Australia, including sports betting, casino, poker sites and other gaming products along with telephone betting services.

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