Shares in Grafton (LON:GFTU) are currently trading at 775.5p but a key question for investors is how geopolitical and economic uncertainty will affect the price. One way of making that assessment is to examine where its strengths lie.....
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Grafton Group plc is an international distributor of building materials to trade customers who are primarily engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and house building. The Company's segments are Distribution, Retailing and Manufacturing. The Distribution segment trades principally under the Selco, Leyland SDM, MacBlair and TG Lynes brands in the United Kingdom, under the Chadwicks brand in the Ireland, and under the Isero and Polvo brands in the Netherlands. The Retailing segment is engaged in Do it yourself (DIY), Home and Garden business in Ireland under the brand, Woodie’s. The Manufacturing segment includes brands, such as CPI EuroMix, StairBox and MFP. CPI Euromix is in the mortar manufacturing business in the United Kingdom. Stairbox is a United Kingdom manufacturer and distributor of wooden staircases. MFP is a manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) drainage and roofline products.
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As of Today at 07:09 UTC, shares in Grafton are trading at 721.60p. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.
Shares in Grafton last closed at 721.60p and the price had moved by -41.71% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength the Grafton share price has underperformed the FTSE All Share Index by -39.86% over the past year.
The overall consensus recommendation for Grafton is Buy. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.
The Grafton dividend yield is 4.23% based on the trailing twelve month period.
Last year, Grafton paid a total dividend of £0.31, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 4.23%. We do not have any data on when Grafton is to next pay dividends.
We do not have data on when Grafton is to next pay dividends. The historic dividend yield on Grafton shares is currently 4.23%.
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As of the previous close price of 721.60p, shares in Grafton had a market capitalisation of £1.68bn.
Here are the trading details for Grafton:
- Country of listing: United Kingdom
- Exchange: LSE
- Ticker Symbol: GFTU
Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum Grafton is currently classified as a Contrarian. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.
The analyst consensus target price for shares in Grafton is 1,427.44p. That is 97.82% above the last closing price of 721.60p.
Analysts covering Grafton currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of £0.85 for the next financial year.
An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Grafton. Over the past six months, its share price has underperformed the FTSE All Share Index by -38.32%.
As of the last closing price of 721.60p, shares in Grafton were trading -34.42% below their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.
The Grafton PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 8.67. The shares last closed at 721.60p.
The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.
The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.
Grafton's management team is headed by:
- Michael Roney - NEC
- Gavin Slark - CEO
- David Arnold - CFO
- Charles Rinn - SEC
- Avis Darzins - NED
- Rosheen McGuckian - NED
- Vincent Crowley - NID
- Susan Murray - NID
- Paul Smith - NID