Shares of Rathbone Brothers plc (LON:RAT) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,769.25 ($36.19).

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on RAT shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Rathbone Brothers in a report on Thursday, February 21st. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Rathbone Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, February 6th. Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Rathbone Brothers in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, Numis Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($32.67) target price on shares of Rathbone Brothers in a research report on Thursday, February 21st.

Shares of RAT traded up GBX 25 ($0.33) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 2,400 ($31.36). 34,581 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 47,085. Rathbone Brothers has a 1-year low of GBX 2,158 ($28.20) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,708 ($35.38). The company has a quick ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.37. The company has a market cap of $1.29 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.84.

Rathbone Brothers (LON:RAT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported GBX 142.50 ($1.86) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 136.30 ($1.78) by GBX 6.20 ($0.08).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a GBX 42 ($0.55) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 18th. This represents a yield of 1.87%. This is a positive change from Rathbone Brothers’s previous dividend of $24.00. Rathbone Brothers’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.77%.

About Rathbone Brothers

Rathbone Brothers Plc, through its subsidiaries, provides personalized investment and wealth management services for private clients, charities, and trustees in the United Kingdom and Jersey. Its services include discretionary investment management, unit trusts, tax planning, trust and company management, pension advice, banking, loan, financial planning, unitized portfolio, and managed portfolio services, as well as trust, legal, estate, and tax advice services.

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