Saga PLC (SAGA) Insider Buys £9,638.70 in Stock

Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) insider Julie Hopes purchased 16,910 shares of Saga stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 57 ($0.74) per share, for a total transaction of £9,638.70 ($12,594.67).

LON:SAGA traded down GBX 1.05 ($0.01) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 53.75 ($0.70). The stock had a trading volume of 3,805,781 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,570,000. The company has a market cap of $602.88 million and a PE ratio of -3.71. The company has a quick ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.14. Saga PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 54.50 ($0.71) and a 52 week high of GBX 57.05 ($0.75).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 16th will be given a dividend of GBX 1 ($0.01) per share. This represents a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. Saga’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -0.62%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Saga to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Saga in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Investec reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 107 ($1.40) price target on shares of Saga in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Saga in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 180 ($2.35) target price on shares of Saga in a research report on Friday, March 29th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 116.40 ($1.52).

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Saga Company Profile

Saga plc engages in insurance, travel, personal finance, healthcare, retirement villages, and media businesses in the United Kingdom. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Travel, and Emerging Businesses and Central Costs. It offers car, caravan, motorhome, breakdown cover, home, landlord, holiday home, home emergency, pet, travel, boat, health, personal accident, and life insurance, as well as accidental death benefit products.

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