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Vesuvius plc (LON:VSVS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a report released on Wednesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a GBX 450 ($7.38) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target points to a potential downside of 2.45% from the company’s current price.

Vesuvius plc (LON:VSVS) traded up 0.91% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 465.50. The stock had a trading volume of 109,045 shares. Vesuvius plc has a one year low of GBX 321.00 and a one year high of GBX 530.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is GBX 472.3 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 469.7.

VSVS has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on shares of Vesuvius plc in a research note on Monday, February 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 550 ($9.02) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Investec raised their price target on shares of Vesuvius plc from GBX 480 ($7.88) to GBX 485 ($7.96) in a research note on Monday, January 13th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Vesuvius plc in a research note on Thursday, December 12th. They now have a GBX 405 ($6.64) price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 446.20 ($7.32).

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