Big Yellow Group Plc (LON:BYG) shares hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as GBX 844 ($11.36) and last traded at GBX 844 ($11.36), with a volume of 262467 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 826 ($11.12).
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on BYG shares. Peel Hunt raised their target price on shares of Big Yellow Group from GBX 700 ($9.42) to GBX 750 ($10.09) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their target price on shares of Big Yellow Group from GBX 880 ($11.84) to GBX 950 ($12.79) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.77) target price on shares of Big Yellow Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 795 ($10.70) target price on shares of Big Yellow Group in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Numis Securities raised shares of Big Yellow Group to an “add” rating and set a GBX 885 ($11.91) price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 858 ($11.55).
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a GBX 15.30 ($0.21) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. This is an increase from Big Yellow Group’s previous dividend of $14.10. This represents a dividend yield of 1.83%.
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About Big Yellow Group
Big Yellow Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in the provision of self-storage and related services. The Company operates from a platform of approximately 89 stores, including 16 stores branded as Armadillo Self Storage. The Company also owns over seven Big Yellow self-storage development sites (including two extensions sites), of which two have planning consent.
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