Assura (LON:AGR) Announces Earnings Results

Assura (LON:AGR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The real estate investment trust reported GBX 2.80 ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 2.80 ($0.04), Digital Look Earnings reports.

LON:AGR opened at GBX 77.50 ($1.02) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.79. Assura has a 1-year low of GBX 59.80 ($0.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 88 ($1.16). The company’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 77.48 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 76.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 58.74, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 11th will be paid a GBX 0.71 ($0.01) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.91%. This is a positive change from Assura’s previous dividend of $0.70. Assura’s dividend payout ratio is presently 88.24%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on AGR. Berenberg Bank lowered shares of Assura to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 6th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on shares of Assura from GBX 79 ($1.04) to GBX 94 ($1.24) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on shares of Assura from GBX 81 ($1.07) to GBX 83 ($1.09) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 8th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Assura in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Assura in a research note on Friday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 80.57 ($1.06).

Assura Company Profile

Assura plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250 and the EPRA* indices, is a UK REIT and long-term investor in and developer of primary care property. The company, headquartered in Warrington, works with GPs, health professionals and the NHS to create innovative property solutions in order to facilitate delivery of high-quality patient care in the community.

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