A.G. Barr plc (LON:BAG) reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 907 ($11.85) and last traded at GBX 902 ($11.79), with a volume of 234962 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 875 ($11.43).

BAG has been the subject of several research reports. Shore Capital reissued a “house stock” rating on shares of A.G. Barr in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Barclays initiated coverage on A.G. Barr in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They issued an “underweight” rating and a GBX 720 ($9.41) price objective for the company.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.31, a current ratio of 1.62 and a quick ratio of 1.24. The company has a market cap of $1.01 billion and a P/E ratio of 28.63.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 9th will be paid a GBX 12.74 ($0.17) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%. This is a positive change from A.G. Barr’s previous dividend of $3.90. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. A.G. Barr’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.54%.

In related news, insider Jonathan David Kemp sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 828 ($10.82), for a total value of £33,120 ($43,277.15). Also, insider Stuart Lorimer sold 1,889 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 794 ($10.38), for a total value of £14,998.66 ($19,598.41). Insiders sold 19,564 shares of company stock valued at $15,929,641 over the last 90 days.

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A.G. Barr Company Profile (LON:BAG)

A.G. BARR p.l.c., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, and sells soft drinks in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Carbonates, Still Drinks and Water, and Other segments. The company offers flavored, carbonated soft, sparkling and still soft, juice fruit, flavored energy, squash, non-carbonated, natural, and blended exotic juice drinks, as well as other juices and soft drinks; spring and sparkling water; mixers and iced tea; and fruit cocktail mixers, including purées and syrups.

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