Insider Buying: Pennon Group Plc (LON:PNN) Insider Buys 16 Shares of Stock

Pennon Group Plc (LON:PNNGet Rating) insider Paul Boote bought 16 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 19th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 917 ($11.19) per share, with a total value of £146.72 ($179.04).

Paul Boote also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, December 19th, Paul Boote bought 17 shares of Pennon Group stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 888 ($10.84) per share, for a total transaction of £150.96 ($184.21).
  • On Monday, November 21st, Paul Boote acquired 16 shares of Pennon Group stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 956 ($11.67) per share, for a total transaction of £152.96 ($186.65).

Pennon Group Stock Up 0.4 %

LON PNN opened at GBX 923 ($11.26) on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 927.41 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 918.92. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 263.07. Pennon Group Plc has a 12 month low of GBX 735 ($8.97) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,124 ($13.72). The stock has a market cap of £2.41 billion and a PE ratio of 5,127.78.

Pennon Group Cuts Dividend

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, January 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 12.96 ($0.16) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 26th. This represents a yield of 1.42%. Pennon Group’s payout ratio is presently 214.06%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts have recently commented on PNN shares. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their price objective on Pennon Group from GBX 1,100 ($13.42) to GBX 880 ($10.74) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price objective on Pennon Group from GBX 1,050 ($12.81) to GBX 975 ($11.90) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,300 ($15.86) price objective on shares of Pennon Group in a research report on Thursday, December 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Pennon Group currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,100.83 ($13.43).

About Pennon Group

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Pennon Group Plc provides clean water and wastewater services in the United Kingdom. It provides water and wastewater services for customers in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Dorset and Somerset; water-only services in the areas of Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire; and water and wastewater retail services to non-household customers in Great Britain.

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