Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA) – National Bank Financial boosted their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $1.69 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.44. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Scotiabank restated an “outperform” rating and set a C$42.50 price objective on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in a report on Friday, October 20th. TD Securities dropped their price objective on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$29.00 and set a “reduce” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Raymond James Financial dropped their price objective on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to C$36.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of C$38.33.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) traded up C$0.19 on Friday, reaching C$40.03. The company had a trading volume of 146,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 160,660. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has a one year low of C$30.63 and a one year high of C$46.32. The stock has a market cap of $4,290.00, a PE ratio of 51.99 and a beta of 0.26.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a $0.219 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.19%. This is a boost from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.31%.

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Company Profile

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc is a Canada-based holding company. The Company is an industrial auctioneer and used equipment distributor, selling used equipment and other assets. Its segments include Core Auction, which is a network of auction locations that conduct live, unreserved auctions with both on-site and online bidding, and Other, which includes its EquipmentOne and Mascus International Holding B.V.

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