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Ashtead Group
AHT: 1,759.00 -1.00 ( -0.06 %) delayed: 17:30PM
Bid price 1,759.00 High price 1,771.00
Ask price 1,760.00 Low price 1,744.00
Open price 1,755.00 Spread 0.06%
Prev close 1,759.00 Volume 1,558,117

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Name Ashtead Group Epic AHT
Activities Ashtead Group plc, is one of the largest equipment rental groups in the world with a network of 428 profit centres in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada at 30 April 2004. Equipment rental companies provide customers with a comprehensive line of equipment, including larger equipment such as aerial work platforms, backhoes, excavators and forklift trucks, as well as smaller equipment such as power saws, ladders, and small pumps. The Group conducts its equipment rental operations in the United States under the brand name ''Sunbelt Rentals'' and in the United Kingdom principally under the brand name ''A-Plant.'' The Group believes Sunbelt Rentals is the fourth largest equipment rental company in the United States and A-Plant is the third largest equipment rental company in the United Kingdom, in each case, measured by rental revenue. ISIN GB0000536739
Latest Share Price (p) 1,759.00 Net Gearing (%) 67.74
Market Capitalisation (pm) 8,786.37 Gross Gearing (%) 67.84
Shares in issue (m) 499.23 Debt Ratio 64.51
P/E Ratio 17.51 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.86
Total dividends per share (p) 27.50 Assets / Equity Ratio 3.11
Dividend Yield (%) 1.56 Price to book value 4.46
Dividend Cover 3.65 ROCE (%) 13.78
Earning per share (p) 100.50 EPS Growth (%) 23.62
52-week high / low (p) 1,828.00 / 1,005.50 DPS Growth (%) 22.22
Ashtead Group - Broker views
Date Broker Recommendation Price Old target price New target price Notes
25 Sep Barclays Capital Overweight 1,867.00 1,867.00 Reiterates
14 Sep Liberum Capital Buy 1,940.00 2,030.00 Reiterates
14 Sep Berenberg Hold 1,600.00 1,700.00 Reiterates
14 Sep Credit Suisse Neutral 1,500.00 1,650.00 Reiterates
13 Sep Numis Add 1,800.00 2,000.00 Reiterates

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Ashtead Group - Director deals
Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade value
09 Jan 2017 Sat Dhaiwal Sell 248,375 @ 1,585.32p £3,937,538.55
20 Dec 2016 Lucinda Riches Buy 5,000 @ 1,559.00p £77,950.00
27 Jul 2016 Christopher Cole Sell 25,000 @ 1,186.00p £296,500.00
04 Jul 2016 Wayne Edmunds Buy 7,000 @ 1,079.00p £75,530.00
02 Mar 2016 Christopher Cole Buy 3,000 @ 844.97p £25,349.10

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Capita Asset Services is a trading name of Capita IRG Trustees Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and which is also authorised to conduct cross-border business within the EEA under the provisions of the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Registered office: The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TU. Registered in England and Wales No. 2729260.