Hill & Smith PLC (LON:HILS) Insider Anthony (Tony) James Quinlan Acquires 1,911 Shares

Hill & Smith PLC (LON:HILSGet Rating) insider Anthony (Tony) James Quinlan bought 1,911 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,300 ($15.84) per share, for a total transaction of £24,843 ($30,277.88).

Hill & Smith Stock Up 4.7 %

LON:HILS opened at GBX 1,374 ($16.75) on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of £1.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,113.85 and a beta of 1.23. Hill & Smith PLC has a one year low of GBX 859 ($10.47) and a one year high of GBX 1,556 ($18.96). The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,313.10 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 1,154.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 36.58, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 2.01.

Hill & Smith Increases Dividend

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a GBX 22 ($0.27) dividend. This is an increase from Hill & Smith’s previous dividend of $13.00. This represents a yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 1st. Hill & Smith’s payout ratio is presently 5,384.62%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,600 ($19.50) price target on shares of Hill & Smith in a research note on Monday, February 20th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,500 ($18.28) price target on shares of Hill & Smith in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th. Finally, Shore Capital downgraded Hill & Smith to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 8th.

Hill & Smith Company Profile

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Hill & Smith PLC manufactures and supplies infrastructure products in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, North America, the Middle East, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates through Roads & Security; Utilities; and Galvanizing Services segments. The Roads & Security segment designs, manufactures, and installs temporary and permanent safety products for the roads market, as well as provides range of security products to protect people, buildings, and infrastructure from attacks, including hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, high security fencing, and automated gate solutions.

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