Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 21st, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 25th will be paid a dividend of GBX 12.39 ($0.16) per share on Friday, August 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 25th. This is a positive change from Halfords Group’s previous dividend of $6.18. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of LON:HFD opened at GBX 235.70 ($3.08) on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $470.96 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.74. Halfords Group has a 1-year low of GBX 199.20 ($2.60) and a 1-year high of GBX 390.60 ($5.10). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 22.49, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a current ratio of 1.18.
A number of analysts have weighed in on HFD shares. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Halfords Group in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. HSBC dropped their target price on shares of Halfords Group from GBX 340 ($4.44) to GBX 250 ($3.27) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Peel Hunt dropped their target price on shares of Halfords Group from GBX 280 ($3.66) to GBX 200 ($2.61) and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on shares of Halfords Group from GBX 290 ($3.79) to GBX 260 ($3.40) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Halfords Group in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 298.71 ($3.90).
Halfords Group plc, through its subsidiaries, retails automotive, leisure, and cycling products in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It operates in two segments, Retail and Car Servicing. The company retails auto parts, accessories, cycles, and cycle accessories; and provides garage servicing and auto repair services.
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