Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) insider Ralph Graham Findlay purchased 18,675 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 133 ($1.65) per share, with a total value of £24,837.75 ($30,812.24).
Shares of Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) traded up 2.26% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 135.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,042,149 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 779.46 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 136.21 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 142.25. Marston's PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 126.80 and a 52-week high of GBX 177.00.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 15th will be paid a GBX 4.70 ($0.06) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.56%. This is an increase from Marston's PLC’s previous dividend of $2.60.
Several research firms recently commented on MARS. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Marston's PLC in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Numis Securities Ltd reduced their price objective on Marston's PLC from GBX 185 ($2.30) to GBX 165 ($2.05) and set an “add” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 160 ($1.98) price objective on shares of Marston's PLC in a research note on Thursday, October 13th. Goodbody reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Marston's PLC in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 150 ($1.86) price objective on shares of Marston's PLC in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 162.08 ($2.01).