Marston’s PLC (LON:MARS) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Marston’s PLC (LON:MARSGet Rating) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 100 ($1.26).

Several brokerages recently commented on MARS. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 120 ($1.51) target price on shares of Marston’s in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Marston’s in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft upgraded Marston’s to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from GBX 65 ($0.82) to GBX 60 ($0.76) in a report on Wednesday.

Shares of Marston’s stock traded up GBX 0.50 ($0.01) on Friday, hitting GBX 61.65 ($0.78). 864,102 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,377,278. Marston’s has a one year low of GBX 50.71 ($0.64) and a one year high of GBX 97 ($1.22). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 395.24, a current ratio of 0.33 and a quick ratio of 0.25. The company has a fifty day moving average of GBX 73.04 and a two-hundred day moving average of GBX 75.27. The company has a market capitalization of £390.96 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of -22.18.

In related news, insider William Rucker bought 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 57 ($0.72) per share, for a total transaction of £114,000 ($143,450.36).

About Marston’s (Get Rating)

Marston's PLC operates managed, franchised, tenanted, and leased pubs, bars, restaurants, and accommodations in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through approximately 1,500 bars and pubs; and approximately 1,836 rooms. It is also involved in the property management; telecommunications; and insurance businesses.

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