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ASCL: 353.20 -6.90 ( -1.92 %) delayed: 18:15PM
Bid price 353.00 High price 363.70
Ask price 354.00 Low price 352.30
Open price 360.60 Spread 0.28%
Prev close 353.20 Volume 720,667

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Name Ascential Epic ASCL
Activities Ascential plc is an international, business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of essential, market leading products that connect and inform business professionals. The Group serves customers in more than 150 countries, and its international operations accounted for 48% of its revenue in FY14. The Group's headquarters are in London with offices in 14 countries and, as at the date of this Prospectus, the Group employs over 1,500 full-time-equivalent employees. Its main operational locations are in the UK, US and UAE. ISIN GB00BYM8GJ06
Latest Share Price (p) 353.20 Net Gearing (%) 54.69
Market Capitalisation (pm) 1,442.38 Gross Gearing (%) 61.32
Shares in issue (m) 400.55 Debt Ratio 51.99
P/E Ratio 83.74 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.68
Total dividends per share (p) 4.70 Assets / Equity Ratio 2.59
Dividend Yield (%) 0.00 Price to book value 3.99
Dividend Cover 0.91 ROCE (%) -0.24
Earning per share (p) 4.30 EPS Growth (%) n/a
52-week high / low (p) 361.40 / 222.50 DPS Growth (%) n/a
Ascential - Broker views
Date Broker Recommendation Price Old target price New target price Notes
26 May Shore Capital Buy - - Reiterates
25 Apr Berenberg Buy - 400.00 Initiates/Starts
19 Apr Shore Capital Buy - - Reiterates
13 Apr Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy 402.00 398.00 Reiterates
23 Mar Citigroup Buy - 375.00 Initiates/Starts

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Ascential - Director deals
Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade value
02 Mar 2017 Mandy Gradden Sell 400,000 @ 298.10p £1,192,400.00
02 Mar 2017 Duncan Painter Buy 22,593 @ 305.40p £68,999.02

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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.