William Hill’s (WMH) “Add” Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt

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Peel Hunt reissued their add rating on shares of William Hill (LON:WMH) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, October 3rd.

A number of other analysts also recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group reissued an outperform rating on shares of William Hill in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 315 ($4.12) price objective on shares of William Hill in a research note on Wednesday, September 5th. Morgan Stanley reissued an equal weight rating and issued a GBX 340 ($4.44) price objective on shares of William Hill in a research note on Wednesday, September 5th. Shore Capital restated a hold rating on shares of William Hill in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded William Hill to a neutral rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 265 ($3.46) to GBX 286 ($3.74) in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 318.13 ($4.16).

Shares of William Hill stock opened at GBX 231.50 ($3.02) on Wednesday. William Hill has a 1-year low of GBX 239.10 ($3.12) and a 1-year high of GBX 345 ($4.51).

William Hill (LON:WMH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 3rd. The gambling company reported GBX 9.10 ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 13.50 ($0.18) by GBX (4.40) (($0.06)). William Hill had a return on equity of 13.25% and a net margin of 9.73%.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 25th will be issued a dividend of GBX 4.26 ($0.06) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%.

In other William Hill news, insider Ruth Prior purchased 38,998 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 258 ($3.37) per share, for a total transaction of £100,614.84 ($131,471.11).

About William Hill

William Hill PLC provides sports betting and gaming services in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Italy, Spain, and internationally. It operates through Retail, Online, US, Australia, and Other segments. The company operates licensed betting offices that offer various betting and gaming services, including horseracing, greyhound racing, football betting, virtual racing, numbers betting, and other services.

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