Future (LON:FUTR) Now Covered by Jefferies Financial Group

Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Future (LON:FUTRGet Rating) in a report released on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating on the stock.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft decreased their target price on Future from GBX 2,852 ($34.76) to GBX 2,621 ($31.94) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, December 7th. Canaccord Genuity Group began coverage on Future in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. They issued a sell rating and a GBX 1,153 ($14.05) target price for the company. Shore Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Future in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating and issued a GBX 2,500 ($30.47) target price on shares of Future in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. Finally, Berenberg Bank decreased their target price on Future from GBX 2,600 ($31.69) to GBX 1,780 ($21.69) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average target price of GBX 1,993.80 ($24.30).

Future Stock Performance

Shares of Future stock opened at GBX 1,081 ($13.17) on Wednesday. Future has a one year low of GBX 1,072.32 ($13.07) and a one year high of GBX 2,778 ($33.86). The firm has a market capitalization of £1.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,070.30, a PEG ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 0.90. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,429.95 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 1,404.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 49.09, a current ratio of 0.62 and a quick ratio of 0.60.

Future Increases Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 19th were issued a dividend of GBX 3.40 ($0.04) per share. This is a positive change from Future’s previous dividend of $2.80. This represents a yield of 0.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 19th. Future’s payout ratio is currently 297.03%.

Future Company Profile

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Future plc, together with its subsidiaries, publishes and distributes content for games, entertainment, technology, sports, savings and wealth, lifestyle, knowledge and news, and B2B sectors primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates through Media and Magazine segments. The company offers content through various forms, such as websites, email newsletters, videos, social platforms, magazines, and events, as well as advertising comprising digital advertising, AVOD, newsletters, events, and lead generation; eCommerce, including print and digital subscriptions, and newstrade; and direct consumer monetisation frameworks.

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