Connect Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based distribution company. The Company's segments include Connect News & Media: News Distribution (Smiths News); Connect News & Media: Media (DMD); Connect Parcel Freight (Tuffnells); and Connect Books (Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery). Smiths News segment distributes newspapers and magazines to approximately 30,000 retailers across England and Wales from over 40 distribution centers. DMD segment supplies newspaper and magazines to airlines. Tuffnells segment provides next day business to business (B2B) delivery of mixed parcel freight consignments. Bertrams, Dawson Books and Wordery segment distributes physical and digital books to high street and online retailers, public libraries, academic institutions and direct to consumers.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
- Industry: Newspaper Publishing
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Symbol: LON:CNCT
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.connectgroupplc.com
- Market Cap: £254.8 million
- Outstanding Shares: 245,000,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 104.48
- 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 119.45
- 52 Week Range: GBX 88 - GBX 166.75
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 8.00
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Revenue: £1.9 billion
- Price / Sales: 0.13
- Book Value: GBX 0.05 per share
- Price / Book: 20.80
- EBIDTA: £75.3 million
- Net Margins: 1.54%
- Return on Equity: 227.02%
- Return on Assets: 6.43%
- Average Volume: 305,577 shs.
Frequently Asked Questions for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
What is Connect Group PLC's stock symbol?
Connect Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "CNCT."
How often does Connect Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Connect Group PLC?
Connect Group PLC announced a dividend on Tuesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.10 per share on Friday, July 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 8th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link. View Connect Group PLC's Dividend History.
When will Connect Group PLC make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Connect Group PLC's stock going? Where will Connect Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?
6 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Connect Group PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 135 to GBX 185. On average, they expect Connect Group PLC's share price to reach GBX 157.60 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Connect Group PLC.
Who are some of Connect Group PLC's key competitors?
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Who are Connect Group PLC's key executives?
Connect Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mark Richard Cashmore, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
- David Bauernfeind, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director
- Stuart Marriner, General Counsel, Company Secretary
- Jonathan Michael Bunting, Managing Director - Connect News And Media, Executive Director
- Sarah Miles, Group Human Resources - Director
- Glenn Peter Leech, Managing Director - Connect Education And Care
- Max Livingstone-Learmonth, Group Strategy director
- Graeme Underhill, Managing Director, Bertrams
- Richard Webb, Group IT & Services Director
- Gary Kennedy, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
How do I buy Connect Group PLC stock?
Shares of Connect Group 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 Connect Group PLC's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Connect Group PLC (LON CNCT)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Connect Group 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 Connect Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 104.
Consensus Ratings for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT) (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 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.83)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 157.60|
Analysts' Ratings History for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)
|7/31/2017||FinnCap||Lower Price Target||Buy||GBX 187 -> GBX 154|
|7/25/2017||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Lower Price Target||Overweight||GBX 152 -> GBX 144|
|7/24/2017||Peel Hunt||Reiterated Rating||Add||GBX 135|
|6/26/2017||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 170|
|4/25/2017||Berenberg Bank||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 185|
|10/14/2015||WH Ireland||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 200|
|10/14/2015||N+1 Singer||Reiterated Rating||Buy|
Earnings History for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Earnings Estimates for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $16.58 EPS
Dividend History by Quarter for Connect Group PLC (LON CNCT)
(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 Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)Insider Trades by Quarter for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|7/7/2017||Mark Cashmore||Insider||Buy||108,000||GBX 110||£118,800|
|4/28/2017||Gary Kennedy||Insider||Buy||10,000||GBX 126||£12,600|
|4/27/2017||David Bauernfeind||Insider||Buy||20,000||GBX 127||£25,400|
|4/26/2017||Mark Cashmore||Insider||Buy||12,690||GBX 1||£126.90|
|2/17/2017||Jonathan Bunting||Insider||Sell||38,583||GBX 140||£54,016.20|
|2/10/2017||Mark Cashmore||Insider||Sell||25,747||GBX 140||£36,045.80|
|11/19/2015||Gresham ,Nicholas||Insider||Sell||30,611||GBX 157||£48,059.27|
|10/16/2015||Gresham ,Nicholas||Insider||Sell||25,762||GBX 162||£41,734.44|
|7/10/2015||Gresham ,Nicholas||Insider||Sell||135,475||GBX 148||£200,503|
|1/7/2015||Jonathan Bunting||Insider||Sell||75,671||GBX 153.78||£116,366.86|
Headline Trends for Connect Group PLC (LON:CNCT)
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Connect Group PLC (CNCT) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017