Marks and Spencer Group Plc (LON:MKS) insider Katie Bickerstaffe bought 2,000 shares of Marks and Spencer Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 249 ($3.25) per share, for a total transaction of £4,980 ($6,507.25).
Shares of MKS opened at GBX 240.20 ($3.14) on Thursday. Marks and Spencer Group Plc has a twelve month low of GBX 240 ($3.14) and a twelve month high of GBX 316.60 ($4.14). The firm has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion and a PE ratio of 133.44. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 62.77.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 30th will be issued a GBX 7.10 ($0.09) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.62%. This is a positive change from Marks and Spencer Group’s previous dividend of $6.80. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 30th. Marks and Spencer Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.56%.
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About Marks and Spencer Group
Marks and Spencer Group plc operates various retail stores. It offers food products; and womenswear, menswear, kids wear, lingerie, and beauty and home products through its stores and online. The company operates 1463 stores, including 253 owned and 383 franchise Simply Food stores; and 343 full-line and outlet stores in the United Kingdom.
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