Analysts Set Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) PT at GBX 544.36

Shares of Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 545.67 ($7.13).

A number of research firms have recently commented on AUTO. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on Auto Trader Group from GBX 414 ($5.41) to GBX 444 ($5.80) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Auto Trader Group in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price objective on Auto Trader Group from GBX 609 ($7.96) to GBX 604 ($7.89) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 570 ($7.45) price objective on shares of Auto Trader Group in a research report on Thursday, November 7th. Finally, HSBC raised their price objective on Auto Trader Group from GBX 465 ($6.08) to GBX 535 ($6.99) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th.

Shares of AUTO stock traded up GBX 0.40 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 557.60 ($7.29). 2,056,899 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,830,000. Auto Trader Group has a 1 year low of GBX 412.60 ($5.39) and a 1 year high of GBX 606.80 ($7.93). The firm has a market cap of $5.15 billion and a PE ratio of 25.00. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 546.80 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 545.51. The company has a current ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 351.73.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.40 ($0.03) per share. This represents a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 2nd. Auto Trader Group’s payout ratio is 0.31%.

Auto Trader Group Company Profile

Auto Trader Group plc operates in the digital automotive marketplace in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers its products to retailers and home traders, and logistics firms; vehicle advertisement on its Websites for private sellers, as well as insurance and loan financing products to consumers; and display advertising on its Websites for manufacturers and their advertising agencies.

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