Ferguson Plc Company Profile (LON:WOS)

About Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)

Ferguson Plc logoFerguson Plc, formerly Wolseley plc, is a Switzerland-based holding company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products and building materials. The Company's segments include USA, UK, Nordics, and Canada and Central Europe. The Company operates seven business units in the United States, six of these mainly operate in the business to business (B2B) market with one operating in the business to consumer (B2C) market. The Company, through Wolseley UK, operates approximately three businesses in the B2B market and has over 737 branches covering the whole country. The Nordic region consists of five businesses that operate a total of approximately 256 branches across over four countries, supported by approximately five distribution centers. The Company's businesses serve residential repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) and new construction markets. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc (Ferguson) is the Company's primary brand in the USA segment.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Construction Supplies & Fixtures Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:WOS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.fergusonplc.com/
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 4,830.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 4,809.79
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 4,139 - GBX 5,285
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: 1.23
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • Net Margins: 2.48%
  • Return on Equity: 13.97%
  • Return on Assets: 5.03%
  • Average Volume: 699,627 shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)

What is Ferguson Plc's stock symbol?

Ferguson Plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "WOS."

How often does Ferguson Plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ferguson Plc?

Ferguson Plc declared a dividend on Tuesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of GBX 36.67 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 6th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Ferguson Plc's Dividend History.

Where is Ferguson Plc's stock going? Where will Ferguson Plc's stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Ferguson Plc's stock. Their predictions range from GBX 4,700 to GBX 5,800. On average, they expect Ferguson Plc's stock price to reach GBX 5,220.14 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ferguson Plc.

Who are some of Ferguson Plc's key competitors?

Who are Ferguson Plc's key executives?

Ferguson Plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Gareth Davis, Chairman of the Board
  • John W. Martin, Group Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Mike Powell, Group Chief Financial Officer, Director
  • Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer - USA, Director
  • Simon Oakland, Chief Executive Officer - Canada and Central Europe and Group Head of Corporate Development
  • Soeren P. Olesen, Chief Executive - Stark Group
  • Tony England, Chief Information Officer
  • Richard I. Shoylekov, Group General Counsel
  • Patrick Headon, Managing Director - Wolseley UK
  • Kath Durrant, Group Human Resources Director

How do I buy Ferguson Plc stock?

Shares of Ferguson 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 Ferguson Plc's stock price today?

One share of Ferguson Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 4,527.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ferguson Plc (LON WOS)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  507 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  483 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  990
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ferguson 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.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.47)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 5,220.14
Consensus Price Target History for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Price Target History for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/3/2017Peel HuntBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 5,120 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
10/3/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,300View Rating Details
10/3/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,600View Rating Details
9/13/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
7/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeOutperformGBX 5,000 -> GBX 5,200View Rating Details
7/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 5,000View Rating Details
7/3/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 5,700 -> GBX 5,800View Rating Details
6/26/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 4,930 -> GBX 5,170View Rating Details
6/22/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,750View Rating Details
6/21/2017Canaccord GenuityUpgradeBuyGBX 5,400 -> GBX 5,390View Rating Details
6/21/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/21/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,700View Rating Details
6/20/2017Shore CapitalReiterated Ratingnot ratedView Rating Details
4/7/2017HSBC Holdings plcDowngradeHoldGBX 5,350 -> GBX 5,150View Rating Details
3/27/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,600View Rating Details
2/1/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingReduceGBX 4,722View Rating Details
12/21/2016GoodbodyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/21/2016Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,500View Rating Details
9/28/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 4,600View Rating Details
9/26/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,200View Rating Details
6/2/2016NatixisReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 3,900View Rating Details
6/2/2016Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutralGBX 4,150View Rating Details
3/22/2016Oddo SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,100View Rating Details
1/19/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual WeightGBX 3,575View Rating Details
11/13/2015Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,570View Rating Details
11/10/2015Davy ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/19/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com


Earnings Estimates for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $296.78 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Ferguson Plc (LON WOS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/28/2017GBX 36.670.71%4/6/20174/6/20174/28/2017
9/27/2016GBX 66.721.57%10/27/201610/27/201612/1/2016
3/22/2016GBX 33.280.85%3/31/20163/31/20164/29/2016
9/29/2015GBX 60.501.65%10/22/201510/22/201512/3/2015
9/30/2014GBX 551.7%10/16/201410/16/201411/27/2014
3/25/2014GBX 27.500.81%4/2/20144/2/20145/1/2014
10/23/2013GBX 1103.31%12/2/201312/2/201312/16/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017Darren M ShaplandInsiderBuy100GBX 4,928£4,928
11/7/2016Frank RoachInsiderSell40,880GBX 4,199£1,716,551.20
7/18/2016Shoylekov,RichardInsiderSell352GBX 4,093£14,407.36
6/21/2016Lopez,PilarInsiderBuy600GBX 3,752£22,512
4/18/2016Martin,John WInsiderSell34,785GBX 3,858£1,342,005.30
4/6/2016Shoylekov,RichardInsiderSell15,094GBX 3,942£595,005.48
1/27/2016Martin,John WInsiderSell8,078GBX 3,399£274,571.22
1/18/2016Roach,FrankInsiderSell7,260GBX 3,358£243,790.80
3/26/2015Jacky SimmondsInsiderBuy2,000GBX 4,007£80,140
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
Latest Headlines for Ferguson Plc (LON:WOS)
finance.yahoo.com logoPension Insurance Corp agrees 600 million pound buy-in deal with Wolseley UK
finance.yahoo.com - October 9 at 9:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 7 at 2:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WOS.L earnings conference call or presentation 3-Oct-17 7:30am GMT
finance.yahoo.com - October 4 at 8:27 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) PT Raised to GBX 5,200
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 6:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc's (WOS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 6:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) Earns "Overweight" Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 3 at 6:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 1:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 2:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFerguson Plc (WOS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 2:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (LON:WOS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 24 at 11:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBerenberg Bank Boosts Wolseley plc (WOS) Price Target to GBX 5,800
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 2:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 2 at 9:58 PM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley quarterly sales, trading profit rise - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - June 20 at 3:36 PM
businesswire.com logoNautic Partners Announces Acquisition of Endries International in Partnership with Management
www.businesswire.com - May 18 at 9:21 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley profit down; to change name, exit Nordics
www.marketwatch.com - March 28 at 11:35 PM
marketwatch.com logoU.K. stocks struggle to recover from slide; pound resilient before Brexit trigger
www.marketwatch.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoHalf Year 2017 Wolseley PLC Earnings Release - 02:00 am ET
biz.yahoo.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs Wolseley plc now a ‘sell’ after hitting an all-time high?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
ft.com logo[$$] Tillerson visits Turkey, S Africa rates decision, H&M sales fall
www.ft.com - March 26 at 10:33 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley names BBA's Mike Powell as CFO - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - March 1 at 8:29 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 FTSE 100 growth stocks I’d buy before it’s too late
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 8:15 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley to merge Tobler unit with Walter Meier - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - February 21 at 8:08 AM
thestreet.com logoFerguson Owner Wolseley Merges Swiss Plumbing & Heating Business With Local Firm
www.thestreet.com - February 21 at 8:08 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs Essentra plc’s 10% slump on profit warning a buying opportunity?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 3:28 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs it too late to buy 2016’s winners?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 2:29 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley revenue up; on track for FY profit
www.marketwatch.com - December 6 at 9:15 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 stocks I reckon could detonate in December
uk.finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 9:34 AM
fool.co.uk logoBarratt Developments plc slashes the price of its homes. Is it time to sell up? - Motley Fool UK
www.fool.co.uk - November 16 at 12:22 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Trump's priorities: help the pour
www.ft.com - November 9 at 11:36 AM
ft.com logo[$$] Cobham shares slide 15% on fresh profit warning
www.ft.com - October 24 at 6:20 AM


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Ferguson Plc (WOS) Chart for Thursday, October, 19, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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