Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 153.33 ($2.00).

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on SGC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stagecoach Group in a research report on Wednesday, May 15th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Stagecoach Group in a research report on Friday, July 12th. Citigroup upgraded Stagecoach Group to a “buy” rating and reduced their price target for the company from GBX 177 ($2.31) to GBX 155 ($2.03) in a research report on Friday, April 26th. HSBC upped their price target on Stagecoach Group from GBX 135 ($1.76) to GBX 140 ($1.83) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, Liberum Capital upgraded Stagecoach Group to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd.

SGC stock traded up GBX 1.10 ($0.01) during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 128.20 ($1.68). 604,819 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,730,000. The company has a market cap of $716.28 million and a PE ratio of 33.74. Stagecoach Group has a 52 week low of GBX 113.60 ($1.48) and a 52 week high of GBX 184.70 ($2.41). The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 338.55. The firm has a fifty day moving average of GBX 129.91.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be given a GBX 3.90 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 22nd. This is a positive change from Stagecoach Group’s previous dividend of $3.80. Stagecoach Group’s payout ratio is 2.11%.

About Stagecoach Group

Stagecoach Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides public transportation services in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, the United States, and Canada. It operates through five segments: UK Bus (Regional Operations), megabus Europe, UK Bus (London), North America, and UK Rail. The company offers bus, coach, train, and tram services.

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