Ferguson Plc Declares Semi-Annual Dividend of $0.05 (OTCMKTS:FERGY)

Ferguson Plc (OTCMKTS:FERGY) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Tuesday, March 26th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 5th will be given a dividend of 0.053 per share on Tuesday, April 30th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 4th.

Shares of FERGY traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.99. The stock had a trading volume of 180,979 shares, compared to its average volume of 775,813. Ferguson has a 1-year low of $5.95 and a 1-year high of $8.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.89, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.64, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

A number of research firms recently commented on FERGY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ferguson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Ferguson from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of Ferguson in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Ferguson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.75.

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Ferguson Company Profile

Ferguson plc distributes plumbing and heating products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Central Europe. It offers plumbing and heating solutions to customers in the residential, municipal, civil and industrial markets, and commercial sectors for repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI), as well as new construction markets.

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