Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LON:RKT) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LON:RKTGet Rating) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 7,332.50 ($93.46).

Several research analysts recently weighed in on RKT shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Berenberg Bank dropped their target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group from GBX 7,480 ($95.34) to GBX 7,460 ($95.08) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 7,200 ($91.77) target price on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($70.10) target price on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group in a research note on Friday, April 1st. Finally, Barclays boosted their target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group from GBX 8,800 ($112.16) to GBX 9,100 ($115.98) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 1st.

Shares of LON:RKT opened at GBX 6,240 ($79.53) on Friday. Reckitt Benckiser Group has a 12-month low of GBX 4,905.16 ($62.52) and a 12-month high of GBX 6,709 ($85.51). The business’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 5,948.36 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 6,040.41. The company has a market capitalization of £44.61 billion and a PE ratio of -1,386.67. The company has a current ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 129.26.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 28th will be given a dividend of GBX 101.60 ($1.29) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 28th. This represents a yield of 1.75%. This is a boost from Reckitt Benckiser Group’s previous dividend of $73.00. Reckitt Benckiser Group’s payout ratio is currently -3,888.89%.

About Reckitt Benckiser Group (Get Rating)

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc manufactures, markets, and sells health, hygiene, and nutrition products in the United Kingdom, the United States, China, and internationally. The company offers acne treatment creams, facial washes, and cleansing pads; disinfection, hygiene, and first aid products; condoms, sex toys, and lubricants; heartburn and indigestion solutions; and cough and chest congestion, multi-symptom, and sinus remedies for adults and children under the Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Gaviscon, and Mucinex brands.

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