ADT Inc (NYSE:ADT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.16.

A number of analysts have weighed in on ADT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ADT from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of ADT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley set a $10.00 target price on shares of ADT and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of ADT in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, Imperial Capital reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $12.00 target price (down from $15.00) on shares of ADT in a report on Friday, March 15th.

ADT traded up $0.07 during trading on Thursday, hitting $6.23. The company had a trading volume of 72,846 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,871,297. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.66 billion, a PE ratio of -38.97, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 2.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.73. ADT has a 1-year low of $5.88 and a 1-year high of $9.84.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.035 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 1st. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. ADT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -87.50%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in shares of ADT in the 4th quarter worth about $34,420,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its position in ADT by 16.4% in the 3rd quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 5,168,705 shares of the security and automation business’s stock valued at $48,534,000 after buying an additional 728,797 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in ADT by 4.0% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,153,515 shares of the security and automation business’s stock valued at $48,392,000 after buying an additional 199,967 shares in the last quarter. SQN Investors LP grew its position in ADT by 2.0% in the 4th quarter. SQN Investors LP now owns 5,117,816 shares of the security and automation business’s stock valued at $30,758,000 after buying an additional 100,582 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Man Group plc grew its position in ADT by 9.3% in the 3rd quarter. Man Group plc now owns 3,158,488 shares of the security and automation business’s stock valued at $29,659,000 after buying an additional 269,816 shares in the last quarter. 98.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About ADT

ADT Inc provides security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. It provides a range of burglary, video, access control, fire and smoke alarm, and medical alert solutions to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. The company primarily offers professionally monitored security solutions; and interactive home and business automation solutions that are designed to control access, react to movement, and sense carbon monoxide, flooding, and changes in temperature or other environmental conditions, as well as address personal emergencies, such as injuries, medical emergencies, or incapacitation.

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