Pets at Home Group (PETS) Receives Sell Rating from Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their sell rating on shares of Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS) in a research note published on Wednesday morning. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on the stock.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 172 ($2.33) price objective on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 200 ($2.71) price objective on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 230 ($3.12) price objective on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Friday, September 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 195.71 ($2.65).

Shares of Pets at Home Group (PETS) traded up GBX 6.20 ($0.08) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 174.50 ($2.37). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,650,871 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,400,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $872.50 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,246.43. Pets at Home Group has a 12 month low of GBX 154.10 ($2.09) and a 12 month high of GBX 246.30 ($3.34).

Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 28th. The company reported GBX 6.70 ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of GBX 6.60 ($0.09) by GBX 0.10 ($0.00). The company had revenue of £468.01 million for the quarter. Pets at Home Group had a return on equity of 6.84% and a net margin of 6.95%.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th were issued a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th.

In related news, insider Sharon Flood purchased 10,157 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 167 ($2.26) per share, with a total value of £16,962.19 ($23,002.70).

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About Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is a United Kingdom-based holding company. The Company is a retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services. The Company is also the operator of an animal veterinary business and pet grooming salons and the multi-channel equestrian retailer, Ride-away. The Company has a format, dog focused high street store called Barkers, which offers premium products and services targeted at highly engaged dog owners.

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