Thomas Cook Group (TCG) Earns Buy Rating from Shore Capital
A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley upgraded Thomas Cook Group to an overweight rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 130 ($1.82) to GBX 140 ($1.96) in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Berenberg Bank downgraded Thomas Cook Group to a sell rating and increased their price target for the stock from GBX 80 ($1.12) to GBX 100 ($1.40) in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. HSBC began coverage on Thomas Cook Group in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a buy rating and a GBX 140 ($1.96) price target for the company. Barclays reiterated an equal weight rating and set a GBX 122 ($1.71) price target on shares of Thomas Cook Group in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Thomas Cook Group from GBX 109 ($1.53) to GBX 112 ($1.57) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 119.22 ($1.67).
Thomas Cook Group (LON TCG) opened at GBX 121.20 ($1.70) on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,860.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12,120.00. Thomas Cook Group has a 12 month low of GBX 83.25 ($1.17) and a 12 month high of GBX 132.20 ($1.85).
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a GBX 0.60 ($0.01) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a yield of 0.51%. This is an increase from Thomas Cook Group’s previous dividend of $0.50.
In related news, insider Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson bought 17,852 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 111 ($1.56) per share, for a total transaction of £19,815.72 ($27,784.24). Also, insider Peter Fankhauser sold 91,348 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 127 ($1.78), for a total value of £116,011.96 ($162,663.99).
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About Thomas Cook Group
Thomas Cook Group plc is a holiday company. The Company’s segments are United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Northern Europe and Airlines Germany. Its hotels and resort brands include Sentido, Sunprime, Sunwing, Sunconnect, Smartline and Casa Cook. It has airline operations in Belgium, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.
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