LON:ASCL - Ascential Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started GBX 359.20 -3.60 (-0.99 %) (As of 03/21/2019 01:40 AM ET)Previous CloseGBX 362.80Today's RangeGBX 356.80 - GBX 366.2052-Week RangeGBX 336.40 - GBX 469Volume450,304 shsAverage Volume1.06 million shsMarket Capitalization£1.44 billionP/E Ratio6.97Dividend Yield1.64%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendInsider TradesHeadlines Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ascential plc provides events and advisory services in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company's Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes exhibitions, congresses, and festivals. Its Information Services segment provides intelligence, analysis, and forecasting tools; live events and awards; and subscription content, such as real-time online resources, as well as advisory services to the various industries, including fashion, retail, property, construction, and politics, as well as for media platforms. The company was formerly known as Trident Floatco PLC and changed its name to Ascential plc in January 2016. Ascential plc was incorporated in 2016 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Receive ASCL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ASCL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange LON Industry Marketing Services Sub-IndustryN/A SectorConsumer Cyclical Current SymbolLON:ASCL Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIKN/A Webwww.ascential.com Phone+44-20-75165000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio53.37 Current Ratio1.41 Quick Ratio1.39Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio6.97 Forward P/E Ratio0.19 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales£348.50 million Price / Sales4.13 Cash FlowGBX 46.72 per share Price / Cash Flow7.69 Book ValueGBX 136.60 per share Price / Book2.63Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net IncomeN/A Net MarginsN/A Return on EquityN/A Return on AssetsN/AMiscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares400,449,984Market Cap£1.44 billion Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableNot Optionable Ascential (LON:ASCL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ascential's stock symbol? Ascential trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ASCL." How often does Ascential pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ascential? Ascential announced a dividend on Monday, February 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be given a dividend of GBX 3.90 per share on Friday, June 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This is an increase from Ascential's previous dividend of $1.90. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Ascential's Dividend History. What price target have analysts set for ASCL? 9 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Ascential's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 370 to GBX 570. On average, they expect Ascential's stock price to reach GBX 461.43 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 28.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ascential. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ascential? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ascential in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ascential. Has Ascential been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about ASCL stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ascential earned a news sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Ascential's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ascential include oOh!Media (OML), YouGov (YOU), S4 Capital (SFOR), IVE Group (IGL), GTN (GTN), QMS Media (QMS), Wellcom Group (WLL), Taptica International (TAP), Cello Health (CLL), Salmat (SLM), Arena Events Group (ARE), NAHL Group (NAH), Level Brands (LEVB), Inuvo (INUV) and Ebiquity (EBQ). What other stocks do shareholders of Ascential own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ascential investors own include Ultra Clean (UCTT), Mattel (MAT), General Electric (GE), Intelsat (I), Twitter (TWTR), US Foods (USFD), American National BankShares (AMNB), Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), New York Times (NYT) and Enterprise Bancorp (EBTC). Who are Ascential's key executives? Ascential's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Duncan Anthony Painter, CEO & Director (Age 49)Ms. Amanda Jane Gradden, CFO & Director (Age 51)Mr. Michael Lisowski, COO & Pres of Edge by AscentialMr. Stephen Martincic, Chief Brand & Marketing OfficerMr. Ralph Tribe, Chief People Officer How do I buy shares of Ascential? Shares of ASCL and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock. What is Ascential's stock price today? One share of ASCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 359.20. How big of a company is Ascential? Ascential has a market capitalization of £1.44 billion and generates £348.50 million in revenue each year. What is Ascential's official website? The official website for Ascential is http://www.ascential.com/. How can I contact Ascential? Ascential's mailing address is The Prow, 1 Wilder Walk, LONDON, W1B 5AP, United Kingdom. The company can be reached via phone at +44-20-75165000. MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascential (LON ASCL)Community Ranking: 3.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 344 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 200 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 544MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ascential and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ASCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ASCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a trade deficit?