Shares of Constellation Software Inc. (TSE:CSU) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$1,150.00.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Raymond James set a $60.00 price target on Banner and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets set a $66.00 target price on CyrusOne and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 3rd.

TSE CSU traded down C$17.40 on Thursday, reaching C$1,244.12. 35,664 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 44,697. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is C$1,210.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 107.72, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 0.72. The company has a market capitalization of $26.39 billion and a P/E ratio of 68.79. Constellation Software has a 12 month low of C$814.32 and a 12 month high of C$1,267.39.

Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported C$7.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of C$10.04 by C($2.10). The business had revenue of C$1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$1.08 billion. Research analysts predict that Constellation Software will post 36.7600007 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th were paid a $1.00 dividend. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 13th. Constellation Software’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.59%.

In other news, Senior Officer John Edward Billowits sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$1,167.50, for a total value of C$2,335,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 17,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$20,650,740.

Constellation Software Company Profile

Constellation Software Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, installation, and customization of software to various markets in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Public Sector and Private Sector. The Public Sector segment develops and distributes software solutions primarily to government and government-related customers.

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