Pets at Home Group PLC’s (PETS) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

Liberum Capital restated their sell rating on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS) in a research report sent to investors on Friday, July 7th. They currently have a GBX 145 ($1.89) target price on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.35) price objective on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a GBX 172 ($2.25) price objective on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Numis Securities Ltd raised shares of Pets at Home Group PLC to a buy rating and set a GBX 200 ($2.61) price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 216.14 ($2.82).

Pets at Home Group PLC (LON:PETS) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 159.50. The stock had a trading volume of 582,665 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 161.14 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 182.24. The firm’s market cap is GBX 797.50 million. Pets at Home Group PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 154.10 and a 12-month high of GBX 264.60.

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The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th were issued a GBX 5 ($0.07) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 15th. This is a positive change from Pets at Home Group PLC’s previous dividend of $2.50. This represents a yield of 3.05%.

In related news, insider Tony DeNunzio acquired 310,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 165 ($2.15) per share, with a total value of £511,500 ($667,928.96). Also, insider Ian Kellett acquired 155,538 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 158 ($2.06) per share, with a total value of £245,750.04 ($320,906.29). Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 495,911 shares of company stock worth $80,736,549.

Pets at Home Group PLC Company Profile

Pets at Home Group Plc is a United Kingdom-based holding company. The Company is a retailer of pet food, pet products and pet-related services. The Company is also the operator of an animal veterinary business and pet grooming salons and the multi-channel equestrian retailer, Ride-away. The Company has a format, dog focused high street store called Barkers, which offers premium products and services targeted at highly engaged dog owners.

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