Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) insider Duncan Painter purchased 43,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 29th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 348 ($4.55) per share, with a total value of £149,640 ($195,531.16).
ASCL traded up GBX 5.20 ($0.07) during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 357 ($4.66). The company had a trading volume of 1,523,632 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,060,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 53.37, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.41. Ascential PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 335.60 ($4.39) and a 12 month high of GBX 469 ($6.13). The firm has a market cap of $1.43 billion and a P/E ratio of 6.93.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be given a GBX 3.90 ($0.05) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th. This is a positive change from Ascential’s previous dividend of $1.90. Ascential’s payout ratio is currently 0.12%.
Ascential Company Profile
Ascential plc provides business-to-business information services for product design, marketing, sales, and built environment and policy in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers industry-specific business intelligence, insights, and forecasting through data and digital subscription tools. The company was formerly known as Trident Floatco PLC and changed its name to Ascential plc in January 2016.
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