A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for ADT (NYSE: ADT):

  • 3/19/2019 – ADT was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 3/15/2019 – ADT had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Imperial Capital. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00.
  • 3/13/2019 – ADT had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/12/2019 – ADT was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $8.25 price target on the stock, down previously from $13.00.
  • 3/12/2019 – ADT was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “ADT Inc. provides security and automation solutions for homes and businesses primarily in the United States and Canada. ADT Inc. is based in BOCA RATON, United States. “
  • 3/1/2019 – ADT was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 2/15/2019 – ADT was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 2/5/2019 – ADT was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 1/29/2019 – ADT was given a new $10.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

ADT traded up $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $6.28. The stock had a trading volume of 1,687 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,871,297. The company has a market capitalization of $4.66 billion, a PE ratio of -39.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 2.48. ADT Inc has a 12 month low of $5.88 and a 12 month high of $9.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.73.

The company also recently announced 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.23%. ADT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -87.50%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Norges Bank bought a new position in ADT in the 4th quarter worth $34,420,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of ADT by 66.5% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 20,923 shares of the security and automation business’s stock worth $126,000 after purchasing an additional 8,359 shares during the period. Hancock Whitney Corp increased its holdings in shares of ADT by 27.2% during the 4th quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 649,993 shares of the security and automation business’s stock worth $3,906,000 after purchasing an additional 138,877 shares during the period. Sycomore Asset Management bought a new position in shares of ADT during the 4th quarter worth about $6,813,000. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of ADT by 4.6% during the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,213,300 shares of the security and automation business’s stock worth $7,292,000 after purchasing an additional 53,500 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.12% of the company’s stock.

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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