Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) insider Leo Quinn purchased 62 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 239 ($3.12) per share, for a total transaction of £148.18 ($193.62).

Shares of BBY opened at GBX 215.60 ($2.82) on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.49 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.39. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 219.39 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 249.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.73, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.88. Balfour Beatty plc has a 12 month low of GBX 192.30 ($2.51) and a 12 month high of GBX 300.10 ($3.92).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 24th will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.10 ($0.03) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 24th. This represents a yield of 0.94%. Balfour Beatty’s payout ratio is currently 0.31%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 350 ($4.57) price objective on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Friday, May 31st. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on Balfour Beatty in a research note on Monday, July 29th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 245 ($3.20) price objective for the company. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Friday, August 16th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 331 ($4.33).

Balfour Beatty Company Profile

Balfour Beatty plc finances, designs, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments segments. The Construction Services segment provides civil engineering, building, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical installation, refurbishment and fit-out, and rail engineering services.

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