HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR (HDELY) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR (OTCMKTS:HDELY) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

HDELY has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR in a report on Thursday, April 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday.

Shares of HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR stock traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $15.35. 1,315 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,069. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.20. HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR has a 52 week low of $11.75 and a 52 week high of $19.18.

HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR (OTCMKTS:HDELY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 21st. The construction company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $5.37 billion for the quarter. HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR had a net margin of 6.50% and a return on equity of 7.24%. On average, research analysts predict that HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR will post 1.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.306 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.88%. This is an increase from HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR’s previous annual dividend of $0.30. HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.74%.


HeidelbergCement AG produces and distributes cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, and asphalt worldwide. The company offers cement products, including special cements with targeted characteristics, special geotechnical building materials, and a range of binders. It also provides natural stone aggregates, comprising sand and gravel; crushed aggregates, such as stone chippings and crushed stones; and concrete/ready-mixed concrete for the production of precast concrete parts consisting of stairs, ceiling elements, or structural components, as well as for use in the construction of tunnels or bridges, office buildings, or schools.

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