Shares of McCarthy & Stone PLC (LON:MCS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 129.71 ($1.69).

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 149 ($1.95) price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Monday, April 8th. UBS Group reissued a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 125 ($1.63) price objective on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Monday, April 8th. Berenberg Bank cut their price target on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 120 ($1.57) to GBX 110 ($1.44) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 16th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a report on Monday, April 15th. Finally, Barclays cut their price target on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 125 ($1.63) to GBX 124 ($1.62) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 11th.

LON:MCS traded down GBX 0.65 ($0.01) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 133.15 ($1.74). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 524,357 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,060,000. The company has a market capitalization of $715.19 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.52. McCarthy & Stone has a 12 month low of GBX 96.05 ($1.26) and a 12 month high of GBX 144.40 ($1.89). The company has a quick ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 6.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.74.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be issued a GBX 1.90 ($0.02) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 2nd. McCarthy & Stone’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.66%.

About McCarthy & Stone

McCarthy & Stone plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retirement housing market in the United Kingdom. The company builds, sells, and manages retirement developments. It offers retirement living developments, which provide apartments for customers aged 60 and over; retirement living plus developments, which are designed for customers aged 70 and over, as well as offers retirement properties with management services, domestic assistance, personal care, and additional support; and lifestyle living developments for customers aged 55 and over.

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