McCarthy & Stone PLC (LON:MCS) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

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McCarthy & Stone PLC (LON:MCS) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 140.71 ($1.84).

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on MCS. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Friday, November 8th. UBS Group restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 130 ($1.70) price objective (up previously from GBX 125 ($1.63)) on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a report on Friday, October 25th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research note on Monday, November 18th. Jefferies Financial Group cut their target price on shares of McCarthy & Stone from GBX 175 ($2.29) to GBX 166 ($2.17) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 120 ($1.57) price target on shares of McCarthy & Stone in a research report on Thursday, November 7th.

In related news, insider Gill Barr purchased 7,366 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 135 ($1.76) per share, with a total value of £9,944.10 ($12,993.73). Also, insider Patrick Hole sold 17,325 shares of McCarthy & Stone stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 149 ($1.95), for a total transaction of £25,814.25 ($33,730.89).

Shares of MCS stock traded down GBX 0.90 ($0.01) on Tuesday, reaching GBX 139.20 ($1.82). The company had a trading volume of 244,737 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,060,000. The company has a current ratio of 6.43, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.74. The stock has a market cap of $750.11 million and a PE ratio of 18.32. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 143.97 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 139.58. McCarthy & Stone has a 12 month low of GBX 121.40 ($1.59) and a 12 month high of GBX 159.90 ($2.09).

About McCarthy & Stone

McCarthy & Stone plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retirement housing market in the United Kingdom. The company builds, sells, and manages retirement developments. It offers retirement living developments, which provide apartments for customers aged 60 and over; retirement living plus developments, which are designed for customers aged 70 and over, as well as offers retirement properties with management services, domestic assistance, personal care, and additional support; and lifestyle living developments for customers aged 55 and over.

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