ITV plc (LON:ITV) insider Carolyn McCall bought 44,589 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 111 ($1.45) per share, with a total value of £49,493.79 ($64,672.40).

Shares of LON ITV opened at GBX 114.80 ($1.50) on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.59 billion and a PE ratio of 9.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 123.32, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.76. ITV plc has a fifty-two week low of GBX 117.65 ($1.54) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 183.05 ($2.39).

ITV (LON:ITV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 27th. The broadcaster reported GBX 15.40 ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 15 ($0.20) by GBX 0.40 ($0.01). As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that ITV plc will post 1419.0000528365 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be issued a GBX 5.40 ($0.07) dividend. This is a boost from ITV’s previous dividend of $2.60. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.11%. ITV’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.69%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on ITV. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ITV in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 130 ($1.70) target price (down previously from GBX 140 ($1.83)) on shares of ITV in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Societe Generale reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 138 ($1.80) target price on shares of ITV in a report on Friday, January 25th. Berenberg Bank lowered their target price on ITV from GBX 155 ($2.03) to GBX 150 ($1.96) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 135 ($1.76) target price on shares of ITV in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 152.50 ($1.99).

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About ITV

ITV plc, an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns, and distributes content on various platforms worldwide. It operates through Broadcast & Online, and ITV Studios segments. The Broadcast & Online segment broadcasts various contents on its family of free-to-air channels, including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, ITV Encore, CITV, ITV Breakfast, CITV Breakfast, and various related +1 and HD equivalents; and offers television advertising services.

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