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Share Price:
Up 488.40p
Change Today:
0.60p
Market Cap:
5,031m
Sector:
Software & Computer Services

Citi initiates coverage of Avast at 'neutral'

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 11 Sep 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Citi initiated coverage on shares of security software vendor Avast on Friday with a 'neutral' recommendation.
The bank said that while the current business has attractive growth prospects, its analysis suggests the share price fully reflects the continued evolution of the group at its current trajectory.

"Although M&A could provide further upside we do not feel it appropriate to reflect this in our current target price of 550p per share," Citi said.

The bank said that as net debt/EBITDA levels approach management's target floor of 1.5x, speculation naturally rises regarding future capital deployments.

"The potential war chest could be used to add 10-15% to 2021 earnings...but don't pay for it too much in advance," it said.

"This M&A speculation has left little room for further upside and implies that a significant proportion of short-term earnings enhancement from future corporate actions is already in the current share price."

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Avast Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 488.40p
Change Today 0.60p
52 Week High 600.00p
52 Week Low 420.00p
Volume 480,469
Shares Issued 1,030.01m
Market Cap 5,031m

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What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 12
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 14
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Avast Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 13-May-21 10-Sep-20
Paid 18-Jun-21 16-Oct-20
Amount 11.20¢ 4.80¢

Trades for 14-Jun-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
11:51 1 @ 488.40p
11:51 652 @ 488.40p
11:51 112 @ 488.40p
11:51 43 @ 488.40p
11:51 229 @ 488.40p

Avast Key Personnel

Chair John Schwarz
CFO Philip Marshall
CEO Ondrej Vlcek