Pets at Home Group (LON:PETS) had its price target increased by Goldman Sachs Group from GBX 255 ($3.35) to GBX 280 ($3.68) in a report published on Thursday morning, Borsen Zeitung reports. Goldman Sachs Group currently has a neutral rating on the stock.
PETS has been the subject of several other reports. Citigroup cut shares of Pets at Home Group to a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, November 28th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 26th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 300 ($3.95) price target on shares of Pets at Home Group in a research note on Wednesday, January 15th. Berenberg Bank raised their price target on Pets at Home Group from GBX 175 ($2.30) to GBX 210 ($2.76) and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, October 9th. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Pets at Home Group in a report on Wednesday. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 273.57 ($3.60).
Shares of PETS traded up GBX 3 ($0.04) during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 287 ($3.78). 545,491 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,140,000. The company has a market cap of $1.42 billion and a PE ratio of 28.99. Pets at Home Group has a 52 week low of GBX 122.30 ($1.61) and a 52 week high of GBX 300.60 ($3.95). The company has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 276.32 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 231.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 73.96, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.29.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 5th were issued a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share. This represents a yield of 1%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 5th. Pets at Home Group’s dividend payout ratio is 0.71%.
In other Pets at Home Group news, insider Peter Pritchard sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 278 ($3.66), for a total transaction of £139,000 ($182,846.62).
Pets at Home Group Company Profile
Pets at Home Group Plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialist retailer of pet food, pet related products, and pet accessories in the United Kingdom. The company offers a range of diets for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds. It also provides pet accessories, including collars, leads and harnesses, bedding, housing, feeding, health and hygiene, travel, training, and enrichment products for dogs, cats, small mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles.
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