Homeserve plc (LON:HSV) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 22nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, July 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 14.40 ($0.19) per share on Thursday, August 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 5th. This is an increase from Homeserve’s previous dividend of $4.70. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Shares of HSV stock opened at GBX 899 ($11.97) on Friday. Homeserve has a 12-month low of GBX 521.93 ($6.95) and a 12-month high of GBX 872 ($11.61).
Homeserve (LON:HSV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 22nd. The company reported GBX 33.60 ($0.45) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 32.20 ($0.43) by GBX 1.40 ($0.02). Homeserve had a net margin of 4.34% and a return on equity of 8.80%.
HSV has been the subject of several research reports. Liberum Capital increased their price objective on shares of Homeserve from GBX 900 ($11.98) to GBX 950 ($12.65) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Peel Hunt downgraded shares of Homeserve to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Homeserve to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 890 ($11.85) price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 800 ($10.65) price objective on shares of Homeserve in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 855 ($11.38).
In related news, insider Johnathan Ford sold 36,497 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 911 ($12.13), for a total value of £332,487.67 ($442,667.65). Also, insider Tom Rusin sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 887 ($11.81), for a total transaction of £887,000 ($1,180,934.63). In the last ninety days, insiders sold 672,330 shares of company stock valued at $593,549,792.
HomeServe plc provides home repair and improvement services to the household customers under the HomeServe brand. The company offers plumbing, drainage, electrics, gas and oil central heating, external water supply pipe, internal gas supply pipe, appliance repair, pest infestation, locksmith, and glazing repair services, as well as ventilation and air conditioning services.
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