Grainger PLC (LON:GRI) insider Vanessa Simms acquired 106 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 5th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 280 ($3.66) per share, for a total transaction of £296.80 ($387.82).

Vanessa Simms also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, October 4th, Vanessa Simms bought 124 shares of Grainger stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 244 ($3.19) per share, with a total value of £302.56 ($395.35).

Shares of Grainger stock remained flat at $GBX 281 ($3.67) during trading hours on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,387,609 shares, compared to its average volume of 883,206. Grainger PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 204 ($2.67) and a 1-year high of GBX 298 ($3.89). The company has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.19. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 4.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 105.77. The business’s 50 day moving average is GBX 268.04 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 249.68.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 2nd will be issued a GBX 3.46 ($0.05) dividend. This is an increase from Grainger’s previous dividend of $1.73. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.23%. Grainger’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.25%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on GRI shares. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price target on shares of Grainger from GBX 245 ($3.20) to GBX 300 ($3.92) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 29th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Grainger in a report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Grainger from GBX 285 ($3.72) to GBX 310 ($4.05) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 28th. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 290 ($3.79) target price on shares of Grainger in a report on Friday, September 27th. Finally, Numis Securities reissued an “add” rating on shares of Grainger in a report on Monday, September 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 290.83 ($3.80).

About Grainger

Grainger plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, manages, and rents residential properties in the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Residential, Development, and Funds. It also provides property and asset management services. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom.

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