William Hill plc (LON:WMH) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 292.71 ($3.85).
A number of research firms have weighed in on WMH. Berenberg Bank upgraded William Hill plc to a “hold” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 250 ($3.29) to GBX 260 ($3.42) in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 295 ($3.88) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.81) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Investec reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of William Hill plc in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 277 ($3.64) target price on shares of William Hill plc in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.
Shares of William Hill plc (LON:WMH) traded up 0.86% on Thursday, reaching GBX 257.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,604,258 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 2.20 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 248.37 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 267.89. William Hill plc has a 12-month low of GBX 239.10 and a 12-month high of GBX 315.80.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a GBX 4.26 ($0.06) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a yield of 1.68%.
In other William Hill plc news, insider John O’Reilly acquired 92,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 275 ($3.62) per share, with a total value of £253,000 ($332,632.13).
William Hill plc Company Profile
William Hill PLC is a gambling company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Online, US, Australia and Other. The Retail segment consists of all activities undertaken in licensed betting offices (LBOs), including gaming machines. The Online segment consists of all online and telephone activity outside of Australia, including sports betting, casino, poker sites and other gaming products along with telephone betting services.
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