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Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 456 ($7.65).

Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) opened at 464.50 on Monday. Vesuvius Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 410.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 523.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 458.4 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 447.1. The company’s market cap is £1.255 billion.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 13th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.08) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 13th.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research note on Friday. They now have a GBX 405 ($6.79) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Vesuvius Plc from GBX 420 ($7.05) to GBX 426 ($7.15) in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a GBX 515 ($8.64) price target on the stock.

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