Shares of Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 277 ($3.58).

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on RTO shares. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 285 ($3.68) to GBX 330 ($4.26) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Peel Hunt upped their price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 242 ($3.13) to GBX 300 ($3.87) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc from GBX 270 ($3.49) to GBX 300 ($3.87) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. BNP Paribas restated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 315 ($4.07) price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 311 ($4.02) price target on shares of Rentokil Initial plc in a report on Friday, July 28th.

In related news, insider Jeremy Townsend sold 219,156 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 291 ($3.76), for a total value of £637,743.96 ($823,639.36).

Shares of Rentokil Initial plc (LON RTO) traded down 1.65% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 298.00. The stock had a trading volume of 4,293,041 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 5.46 billion. Rentokil Initial plc has a one year low of GBX 204.50 and a one year high of GBX 309.98. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 295.17 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 268.75.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th were paid a GBX 1.14 ($0.01) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th.

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Rentokil Initial plc Company Profile

Rentokil Initial plc is a commercial pest control company. The Company is engaged in the provision of route-based services, which protect people and enhance lives. The Company’s segments include Europe, UK & Rest of World, Asia, North America, Pacific, and Central and regional. The Company’s business categories include Pest Control, Hygiene, Workwear and Other.

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