ADT Inc (NYSE:ADT) shares were up 5.7% on Monday . The company traded as high as $4.79 and last traded at $4.79, approximately 2,701,784 shares changed hands during trading. An increase of 15% from the average daily volume of 2,355,251 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.53.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ADT shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $10.00 price target on ADT and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. ValuEngine raised ADT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley lowered ADT from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $9.00 to $7.00 in a report on Monday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ADT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 12th. Finally, Imperial Capital lowered their price objective on ADT from $12.00 to $10.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $9.67.

The company has a current ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.44. The firm has a market cap of $3.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -29.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 2.06. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $5.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.52.

ADT (NYSE:ADT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The security and automation business reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.25 billion. ADT had a negative net margin of 11.42% and a negative return on equity of 1.75%. The business’s revenue was up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.07) EPS. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that ADT Inc will post 0.87 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 11th will be issued a $0.035 dividend. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.92%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 10th. ADT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -87.50%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Commonwealth Bank of Australia acquired a new stake in ADT in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $30,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in ADT by 42.2% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,864 shares of the security and automation business’s stock valued at $37,000 after buying an additional 1,741 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new stake in ADT in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $61,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank acquired a new stake in ADT in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $66,000. Finally, Voloridge Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in ADT in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $70,000. 98.85% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About ADT (NYSE:ADT)

ADT Inc provides security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. It provides a range of fire detection, fire suppression, video surveillance, and access control systems to residential, commercial, and multi-site customers. The company primarily offers monitored security and automation solutions, including the installation and monitoring of security and premises automation systems designed to detect intrusion, control access, sense movement, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, flooding, temperature, and other environmental conditions and hazards; and address personal emergencies such as injuries, medical emergencies, or incapacitation.

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