Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 315 ($4.12).

BBY has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Monday, July 29th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 245 ($3.20) price target for the company. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Thursday, September 19th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Balfour Beatty in a research note on Friday, October 4th.

Shares of BBY traded up GBX 0.20 ($0.00) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 230.20 ($3.01). 1,803,973 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,420,000. The company has a market cap of $1.59 billion and a PE ratio of 14.30. Balfour Beatty has a 52 week low of GBX 192.30 ($2.51) and a 52 week high of GBX 295.80 ($3.87). The company has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 221.78 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 234.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.73, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.88.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 24th will be paid a GBX 2.10 ($0.03) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.94%. Balfour Beatty’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.31%.

About Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty plc finances, designs, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments segments. The Construction Services segment provides civil engineering, building, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical installation, refurbishment and fit-out, and rail engineering services.

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