William Hill plc (LON:WMH) Insider Gordon Wilson Purchases 25,000 Shares

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) insider Gordon Wilson acquired 25,000 shares of William Hill stock in a transaction on Monday, March 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 39 ($0.51) per share, with a total value of £9,750 ($12,825.57).

WMH stock opened at GBX 70.50 ($0.93) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $616.30 million and a PE ratio of -22.74. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 331.01. William Hill plc has a twelve month low of GBX 28.63 ($0.38) and a twelve month high of GBX 206.80 ($2.72). The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 136.36 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 172.34.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 23rd will be issued a dividend of GBX 5.34 ($0.07) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 23rd. This represents a yield of 3.18%. This is an increase from William Hill’s previous dividend of $2.66. William Hill’s dividend payout ratio is -3.23%.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on WMH shares. HSBC lowered their target price on William Hill from GBX 225 ($2.96) to GBX 150 ($1.97) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 290 ($3.81) price target on shares of William Hill in a research report on Wednesday, January 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of William Hill in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Berenberg Bank decreased their price target on shares of William Hill from GBX 250 ($3.29) to GBX 240 ($3.16) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of William Hill in a report on Friday, February 21st. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 224.46 ($2.95).

William Hill Company Profile

William Hill plc provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Retail, Online, US Existing, US Expansion, and Other segments. The company operates licensed betting offices that offer sports betting services on football, horseracing, and other sports, as well as gaming on machines.

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