Liberum Capital reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Babcock International Group (LON:BAB) in a report issued on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on BAB. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 825 ($10.85) price target on shares of Babcock International Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 20th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 561 ($7.38) price target on shares of Babcock International Group in a research report on Wednesday, January 8th. Barclays reiterated an underweight rating on shares of Babcock International Group in a report on Wednesday, November 27th. Peel Hunt reiterated an add rating and issued a GBX 668 ($8.79) price objective on shares of Babcock International Group in a report on Monday. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Babcock International Group in a report on Wednesday, February 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 597 ($7.85).

BAB opened at GBX 514 ($6.76) on Monday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 608.28 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 555.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 85.12, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market cap of $2.58 billion and a PE ratio of 9.61. Babcock International Group has a 1 year low of GBX 410.10 ($5.39) and a 1 year high of GBX 659.80 ($8.68).

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 5th were issued a GBX 7.20 ($0.09) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 5th. This represents a yield of 1.33%. Babcock International Group’s payout ratio is 0.56%.

In other news, insider Myles Lee purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 534 ($7.02) per share, for a total transaction of £26,700 ($35,122.34). Also, insider Ruth Cairnie purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 521 ($6.85) per share, with a total value of £13,025 ($17,133.65).

About Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering services for marine, land, aviation, and nuclear sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company delivers through-life marine engineering services, including supporting naval fleets, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence and cyber-security, and technical training to defense and civil customers.

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