A.G. Barr plc (LON:BAG)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 970 ($12.67) and last traded at GBX 962 ($12.57), with a volume of 9246 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 970 ($12.67).

Several equities analysts have weighed in on BAG shares. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “house stock” rating on shares of A.G. Barr in a research report on Thursday, May 16th. Barclays started coverage on A.G. Barr in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They issued an “underweight” rating and a GBX 720 ($9.41) target price for the company. Finally, Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on A.G. Barr from GBX 625 ($8.17) to GBX 675 ($8.82) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 5th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.10 billion and a P/E ratio of 30.54. 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 business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 9th were given a dividend of GBX 12.74 ($0.17) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 9th. This is an increase from A.G. Barr’s previous dividend of $3.90. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%. A.G. Barr’s payout ratio is currently 0.54%.

In other news, insider Stuart Lorimer sold 13,675 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 813 ($10.62), for a total transaction of £111,177.75 ($145,273.42). Also, insider Roger Alexander White acquired 40 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 970 ($12.67) per share, with a total value of £388 ($506.99). Over the last three months, insiders have sold 19,564 shares of company stock valued at $15,929,641.

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About A.G. Barr (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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