William Hill plc (LON:WMH) declared a dividend on Friday, February 23rd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 8.94 ($0.13) per share by the gambling company on Thursday, June 7th. This represents a yield of 2.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 26th. This is a boost from William Hill’s previous dividend of $4.26. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of LON:WMH opened at GBX 335.10 ($4.80) on Friday. William Hill has a 12-month low of GBX 239.10 ($3.42) and a 12-month high of GBX 345 ($4.94).
WMH has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity raised William Hill to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the company from GBX 285 ($4.08) to GBX 350 ($5.01) in a report on Friday, January 5th. Barclays boosted their price target on William Hill from GBX 315 ($4.51) to GBX 330 ($4.73) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase boosted their price target on William Hill from GBX 260 ($3.72) to GBX 275 ($3.94) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 390 ($5.58) price target on shares of William Hill in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 354 ($5.07) price target on shares of William Hill in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 323.29 ($4.63).
William Hill PLC is a gambling company. The Company’s segments include Retail, Online, US, Australia and Other. The Retail segment consists of all activities undertaken in licensed betting offices (LBOs), including gaming machines. The Online segment consists of all online and telephone activity outside of Australia, including sports betting, casino, poker sites and other gaming products along with telephone betting services.
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