Shares of Hunting plc (LON:HTG) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 801.36 ($10.47).

Several research firms have recently weighed in on HTG. Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Hunting in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 650 ($8.49) price target for the company. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 600 ($7.84) price target (down previously from GBX 840 ($10.98)) on shares of Hunting in a research note on Monday, February 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Hunting to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 721 ($9.42) to GBX 729 ($9.53) in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Canaccord Genuity decreased their price target on shares of Hunting from GBX 775 ($10.13) to GBX 650 ($8.49) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lifted their price target on shares of Hunting from GBX 840 ($10.98) to GBX 850 ($11.11) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 7th.

Shares of Hunting stock traded up GBX 2 ($0.03) on Thursday, hitting GBX 638 ($8.34). 531,406 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 647,125. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a current ratio of 4.06. Hunting has a 52 week low of GBX 448 ($5.85) and a 52 week high of GBX 934.50 ($12.21). The company has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion and a PE ratio of 12.20.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 18th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This is an increase from Hunting’s previous dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 18th. This represents a yield of 0.69%. Hunting’s payout ratio is 0.15%.

In related news, insider Arthur James Johnson sold 70,901 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 520 ($6.79), for a total value of £368,685.20 ($481,752.52).

Hunting Company Profile

Hunting PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes tools and equipment for the upstream energy industry worldwide. The company offers perforating guns and accessories; and connections, oil country tubular goods, drilling tools, subsea equipment, intervention tools, and electronics.

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