Henry Boot (BOOT) Upgraded at Numis Securities

Numis Securities upgraded shares of Henry Boot (LON:BOOT) to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Separately, Peel Hunt reaffirmed an add rating on shares of Henry Boot in a research report on Friday, March 22nd.

Shares of Henry Boot stock traded up GBX 0.50 ($0.01) during trading hours on Thursday, hitting GBX 259 ($3.38). 7,538 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 42,258. Henry Boot has a 12-month low of GBX 230 ($3.01) and a 12-month high of GBX 309 ($4.04). The firm has a market cap of $342.81 million and a PE ratio of 9.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.66, a current ratio of 2.36 and a quick ratio of 1.00.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 25th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.80 ($0.08) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 25th. This is a positive change from Henry Boot’s previous dividend of $3.20. This represents a dividend yield of 2.23%. Henry Boot’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.32%.

In other news, insider John T. Sutcliffe sold 15,360 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 273 ($3.57), for a total transaction of £41,932.80 ($54,792.63). Also, insider Darren Littlewood sold 7,579 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, April 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 264 ($3.45), for a total value of £20,008.56 ($26,144.73).

Henry Boot Company Profile

Henry Boot PLC invests in, develops, and trades in properties in the United Kingdom. It operates through Property Investment and Development, Land Promotion, and Construction segments. The company develops commercial properties and family homes. It is also involved in acquiring, promoting, developing, and trading in land.

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