Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA – Get Rating) (TSE:RBA) Director Robert George Elton acquired 1,471 shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The stock was bought at an average price of $54.15 per share, for a total transaction of $79,654.65. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 1,471 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,654.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Price Performance
Shares of RBA opened at $55.97 on Friday. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated has a fifty-two week low of $48.72 and a fifty-two week high of $72.73. The company has a market capitalization of $10.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 57.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 0.89. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $55.91 and a 200-day simple moving average of $57.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.30.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA – Get Rating) (TSE:RBA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.10. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 6.13% and a return on equity of 5.25%. The business had revenue of $443.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $430.21 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current year.
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Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth
Several equities analysts recently commented on RBA shares. Raymond James increased their target price on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. OTR Global raised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to a “positive” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. National Bank Financial raised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday. National Bankshares raised Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday. Finally, Robert W. Baird dropped their target price on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers from $66.00 to $64.00 in a report on Monday, March 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $61.57.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Hollencrest Capital Management acquired a new stake in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the fourth quarter valued at about $48,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in the third quarter valued at about $124,000. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers by 2.1% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,684,031 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $107,752,000 after purchasing an additional 33,848 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management lifted its position in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers by 3.8% in the third quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 196,650 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $12,287,000 after purchasing an additional 7,163 shares during the period. Finally, Shell Asset Management Co. lifted its position in Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers by 8.2% in the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 41,871 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,631,000 after purchasing an additional 3,171 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.09% of the company’s stock.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Company Profile
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc is an industrial auctioneer, which engages in the sale of equipment to on-site and online bidders. It operates through the following segments: Auctions and Marketplaces, Ritchie Bros. Financial Services and Mascus. The Auctions and Marketplaces segment consists of live on site auctions, online auctions and marketplaces, and brokerage service.
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