Koninklijke Ahold (ADRNY) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

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Shares of Koninklijke Ahold (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on ADRNY. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Koninklijke Ahold in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Koninklijke Ahold from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Koninklijke Ahold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th.

ADRNY traded up $0.40 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $23.28. The company had a trading volume of 129,726 shares, compared to its average volume of 86,183. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 0.95. Koninklijke Ahold has a 12 month low of $21.58 and a 12 month high of $26.95. The firm has a market cap of $26.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.45, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.25.

Koninklijke Ahold (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.01). Koninklijke Ahold had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 13.98%. The company had revenue of $18.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.77 billion. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Koninklijke Ahold will post 1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 25th. Investors of record on Monday, April 15th were issued a dividend of $0.665 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, April 12th. This represents a yield of 2.47%. Koninklijke Ahold’s payout ratio is 35.29%.

About Koninklijke Ahold

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. operates retail food stores primarily in the United States and Europe. The company's store formats include supermarkets, convenience stores, compact hypermarkets, cash and carry, drugstores, hypermarkets, and wine and liquor stores. As of December 30, 2018, it operated 6,769 stores primarily under 19 brands serving approximately 50 million customers, as well as online.

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