About Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Ascential plc is an international business-to-business media company. The Company is focused on essential products that connect and inform business professionals. It operates through two segments: Exhibitions & Festivals, and Information Services. The Exhibitions & Festivals segment organizes large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals, where customers come together to form business relationships and transact. Its brands include Cannes Lions, Spring/Autumn Fair and Money20/20. The Information Services segment provides industry-specific business intelligence and forecasting through digital subscription products. Its brands include WGSN and Groundsure. The Company operates a focused portfolio of approximately 20 product lines. The Company serves customers in over 150 countries through exhibitions, festivals and information services.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Industrials
- Industry: Exhibition & Conference Services
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: LON:ASCL
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.ascential.com/
- Market Cap: £1.39 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 400,000,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 355.55
- 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 346.27
- 52 Week Range: GBX 255.20 - GBX 392
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.64
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Revenue: £345.4 million
- Price / Sales: 4.03
- Book Value: GBX 0.92 per share
- Price / Book: 3.78
- EBITDA: £105.2 million
- Net Margins: 14.46%
- Return on Equity: 17.55%
- Return on Assets: 6.85%
- Average Volume: 830,541 shs.
Frequently Asked Questions for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
What is Ascential PLC's stock symbol?
Ascential PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "ASCL."
How often does Ascential PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ascential PLC?
Ascential PLC declared a dividend on Monday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.80 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Ascential PLC's Dividend History.
Where is Ascential PLC's stock going? Where will Ascential PLC's stock price be in 2017?
9 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Ascential PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 280 to GBX 410. On average, they expect Ascential PLC's stock price to reach GBX 366.63 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ascential PLC.
Who are some of Ascential PLC's key competitors?
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Who are Ascential PLC's key executives?
Ascential PLC's management team includes the folowing people:
- Duncan Painter, Chief Executive Officer, Director
- Mandy Gradden, Chief Financial Officer, Director
- Natasha Christie-Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Plexus
- Philip Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Lions Festivals
- Michael Lisowski, Chief Operating Officer
- Louise Meads, Company Secretary
- Scott E. Forbes, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
- Rita Clifton CBE, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
- Paul Scott Harrison, Independent Non-Executive Director
- Gillian Dawn Celia Kent, Independent Non-Executive Director
How do I buy Ascential PLC stock?
Shares of Ascential PLC 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 PLC's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Ascential PLC (LON ASCL)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ascential PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of Ascential PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 347.80.
Consensus Ratings for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.56)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 366.63|Consensus Price Target History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)
|10/19/2017||Peel Hunt||Reiterated Rating||Add||GBX 360|
|10/12/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 400|
|10/13/2017||Shore Capital||Reiterated Rating||Buy|
|9/12/2017||Barclays PLC||Initiated Coverage||Underweight||GBX 330|
|7/27/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Boost Price Target||Buy||GBX 375 -> GBX 410|
|7/25/2017||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 398|
|7/25/2017||Numis Securities Ltd||Boost Price Target||Buy||GBX 375 -> GBX 405|
|7/25/2017||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 350|
Earnings History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Earnings Estimates for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $17.21 EPS
Dividend History by Quarter for Ascential PLC (LON ASCL)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)Insider Trades by Quarter for Ascential PLC (LON:ASCL)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/29/2017||Mandy Gradden||Insider||Buy||2||GBX 348||GBX 696|
|6/15/2017||Mandy Gradden||Insider||Buy||5||GBX 352||GBX 1,760|
|6/8/2017||Paul Harrison||Insider||Buy||2,820||GBX 351||£9,898.20|
|3/2/2017||Duncan Painter||Insider||Buy||22,593||GBX 305||£68,908.65|
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Ascential PLC (ASCL) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017