Grafton Group plc (LON:GFTU) Insider Eric Born Purchases 3,030 Shares

Grafton Group plc (LON:GFTUGet Free Report) insider Eric Born acquired 3,030 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,027 ($12.89) per share, with a total value of £31,118.10 ($39,063.65).

Grafton Group Stock Down 1.6 %

GFTU opened at GBX 986.20 ($12.38) on Wednesday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 976.02 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 896.32. The company has a market cap of £1.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 1,174.05, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 38.24, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 1.56.

Grafton Group Increases Dividend

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 11th will be given a dividend of GBX 26 ($0.33) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.7%. This is a boost from Grafton Group’s previous dividend of $10.00. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 11th. Grafton Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 4,285.71%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

GFTU has been the subject of several research reports. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,200 ($15.06) price objective on shares of Grafton Group in a report on Thursday, March 7th. Berenberg Bank increased their price objective on shares of Grafton Group from GBX 1,000 ($12.55) to GBX 1,100 ($13.81) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 7th.

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About Grafton Group

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Grafton Group plc engages in the distribution, retailing, and manufacturing businesses in Ireland, the Netherlands, Finland, and the United Kingdom. Its Distribution segment distributes building materials, paint, tools, ironmongery, fixings, and accessories, workwear and PPE, and spare parts; materials and plant for mechanical services, heating, plumbing, and air movement; and trade, DIY, and self-build markets with building materials, timber, doors and floors, plumbing and heating, bathrooms, and landscaping products under the Selco, Leyland SDM, Chadwicks, MacBlair, Isero, Polvo, Gunters en Meuser, TG Lynes, and IKH brands.

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