Insider Buying: Homeserve plc (LON:HSV) Insider Acquires £147.72 in Stock

Homeserve plc (LON:HSV) insider David Bower bought 12 shares of Homeserve stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,231 ($16.19) per share, for a total transaction of £147.72 ($194.32).

HSV stock opened at GBX 1,249 ($16.43) on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.34, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 99.06. Homeserve plc has a twelve month low of GBX 755.81 ($9.94) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,352 ($17.78). The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,114.40 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 1,188.86. The stock has a market cap of $4.11 billion and a P/E ratio of 39.65.

Homeserve (LON:HSV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 19th. The company reported GBX 41.30 ($0.54) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 41.10 ($0.54) by GBX 0.20 ($0.00). On average, equities research analysts predict that Homeserve plc will post 4074.0004101 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 17.80 ($0.23) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 2nd. This is a positive change from Homeserve’s previous dividend of $5.80. This represents a dividend yield of 1.5%. Homeserve’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 76.19%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on HSV shares. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Homeserve in a report on Friday, May 15th. Barclays reduced their target price on shares of Homeserve from GBX 1,320 ($17.36) to GBX 1,200 ($15.79) and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Homeserve to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the company from GBX 1,370 ($18.02) to GBX 1,400 ($18.42) in a report on Tuesday, May 19th. Citigroup cut shares of Homeserve to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 30th. Finally, Liberum Capital raised their target price on shares of Homeserve from GBX 1,100 ($14.47) to GBX 1,300 ($17.10) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,329 ($17.48).

About Homeserve

HomeServe plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides home repair and improvement services to household customers under the HomeServe brand. It offers plumbing, drainage, electrics, water supply pipe, gas supply pipe, appliance repair, pest infestation, and locksmith services, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services.

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