Reckitt Benckiser Group (LON:RB) Share Price Crosses Below 50-Day Moving Average of $6,311.90

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB)’s stock price passed below its 50 day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6,311.90 and traded as low as $6,079.00. Reckitt Benckiser Group shares last traded at $6,254.00, with a volume of 1,511,626 shares traded.

RB has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 5,800 ($75.79) target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Sanford C. Bernstein set a GBX 8,100 ($105.84) target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Barclays set a GBX 7,700 ($100.61) target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 31st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group in a research report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 5,300 ($69.25) target price on Reckitt Benckiser Group and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, June 24th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 7,148.33 ($93.41).

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 85.08, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 6,309.60 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 6,228.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $44.34 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.40.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a GBX 73 ($0.95) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.13%. Reckitt Benckiser Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.73%.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Company Profile (LON:RB)

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc manufactures, markets, and sells health, hygiene, and home products. The company offers acne treatment creams, facial washes, and cleansing pads; disinfection, hygiene, and first aid products; condoms, sex toys, and lubricants; heartburn and indigestion solutions; and cough and chest congestion, multi-symptom, and sinus remedies for adults and children under the Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Gaviscon, and Mucinex brands.

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