Mears Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based holding company. The Company's principal activities are the provision of a range of outsourced services to the public and private sectors. The Company operates through two segments, which include Housing and Care. The Housing segment is engaged in providing a full housing management service predominantly to Local Authorities and other Registered Social Landlords. The Care segment provides personal care services to people in their own homes. The Company's Housing segment repairs and maintains over 700,000 of approximately five million Social Homes in the United Kingdom. It provides personal care to over 30,000 elderly and disabled people. The Company serves customers, including local authorities, charities, tenants and service users, community groups, private landlords', elderly people and others. Its subsidiaries include Mears Limited, Scion Technical Services Limited, Morrison Facilities Services Limited and others.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Market Cap: £468.61 million
- Outstanding Shares: 102,991,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 452.01
- 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 485.15
- 52 Week Range: GBX 420.25 - GBX 540
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.88
- P/E Growth: 0.00
- Annual Revenue: £944.73 million
- Price / Sales: 0.50
- Book Value: GBX 1.96 per share
- Price / Book: 2.32
- EBIDTA: £48.5 million
- Net Margins: 2.28%
- Return on Equity: 10.12%
- Return on Assets: 4.30%
- Average Volume: 63,743 shs.
Frequently Asked Questions for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
What is Mears Group PLC's stock symbol?
Mears Group PLC trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "MER."
How often does Mears Group PLC pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mears Group PLC?
Mears Group PLC declared a dividend on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th will be paid a dividend of GBX 3.45 per share on Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Mears Group PLC's Dividend History.
Where is Mears Group PLC's stock going? Where will Mears Group PLC's stock price be in 2017?
3 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Mears Group PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 460 to GBX 550. On average, they anticipate Mears Group PLC's share price to reach GBX 516.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Mears Group PLC.
Who are some of Mears Group PLC's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Mears Group PLC include Stagecoach Group plc (SGC), Mitie Group PLC (MTO), Equiniti Group PLC (EQN), RWS Holdings plc (RWS), Morgan Advanced Materials PLC (MGAM), Gorman-Rupp Co (GRC), Dart Group PLC (DTG), James Fisher & Sons plc (FSJ), Renewi PLC (RWI), RR Donnelley & Sons Co (RRD), Go-Ahead Group plc (GOG), Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN), GrafTech International Ltd (GTI), Photo-Me International plc (PHTM), Fenner plc (FENR), De La Rue plc (DLAR), Paypoint plc (PAY) and RPS Group plc (RPS).
Who are Mears Group PLC's key executives?
Mears Group PLC's management team includes the folowing people:
- Robert Holt OBE, Executive Chairman of the Board
- David J. Miles, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
- Andrew C. M. Smith, Finance Director, Executive Director
- Alan Long, Executive Director
- Ben Westran, Secretary
- Peter Frederick Dicks, Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director
- Jason Burt, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Geraint Davies CBE, Independent Non-Executive Director
- Roy Irwin, Non-Executive Independent Director
- Julia Unwin CBE, Non-Executive Independent Director
How do I buy Mears Group PLC stock?
Shares of Mears 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 Mears Group PLC's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Mears Group PLC (LON MER)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Mears 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 Mears Group PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 455.
Consensus Ratings for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER) (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, 2 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 2.67)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||GBX 516.67|
Analysts' Ratings History for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)
|9/20/2017||Peel Hunt||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 550|
|8/15/2017||Liberum Capital||Reiterated Rating||Buy||GBX 540|
|3/22/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 460|
|8/16/2016||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 400|
|3/15/2016||Investec||Reiterated Rating||Hold||GBX 440|
Earnings History for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Earnings Estimates for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $34.08 EPS
Dividend History by Quarter for Mears Group PLC (LON MER)
(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 Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)Insider Trades by Quarter for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/17/2017||Peter Dicks||Insider||Buy||9,455||GBX 447||£42,263.85|
|6/29/2015||Rogers,Michael (Mike)||Insider||Sell||10,000||GBX 4.21||£421|
Headline Trends for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
Latest Headlines for Mears Group PLC (LON:MER)
|Is Mears Group plc (LSE:MER) A Buy At Its Current Price?|
finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 6:15 AM
|Insider Buying: Mears Group PLC (MER) Insider Acquires 9,455 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 21 at 4:16 AM
|Mears Group Plc :MER-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : August 19, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 12:36 AM
|[$$] Mears warns on profits after Grenfell fire delays contracts|
finance.yahoo.com - August 16 at 6:06 AM
|Mears Group PLC (LON:MER) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 2:06 AM
|Mears Group PLC (MER) Receives "Buy" Rating from Liberum Capital|
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 7:26 AM
|Mears Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MER-GB : June 5, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - June 5 at 9:22 AM
|Mears Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MER-GB : May 22, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 10:11 AM
|Mears Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MER-GB : May 9, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 11:50 AM
|Mears Group Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:MER) : April 20, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 6:33 PM
|Mears Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MER-GB : April 19, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 10:35 AM
|Mears Group Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MER-GB : April 6, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 11:10 AM
|Liberum Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Mears Group PLC (MER)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 3:59 AM
|Mears Group PLC (MER) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 3:59 AM
|Peel Hunt Reaffirms Buy Rating for Mears Group PLC (MER)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 25 at 5:07 PM
|Mears Group PLC (MER) Earns Hold Rating from Jefferies Group LLC|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 7:58 PM
|2 top yielders I’d buy and hold for the next 10 years|
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 6:26 PM
|Mears Group PLC (MER) Declares Dividend of GBX 8.40|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 4:22 PM
|Full Year 2016 Mears Group PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open|
biz.yahoo.com - March 21 at 11:49 AM
|Mears Group PLC (MER) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 11 at 12:43 AM
|Half Year 2016 Mears Group PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open|
biz.yahoo.com - August 16 at 9:25 AM
|Should you buy or sell Rolls-Royce Holding plc, Northgate plc & Mears Group plc after today’s news?|
uk.finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 7:13 AM
|Broker tips: Mears Group, Wood Group, RBS|
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 15 at 9:40 AM
Mears Group PLC (MER) Chart for Sunday, September, 24, 2017