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Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings News reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 456 ($7.65).

VSVS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research note on Friday, August 8th. 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.

Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) opened at 468.00 on Monday. Vesuvius Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 410.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 523.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 459.0 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 447.0. The company’s market cap is £1.265 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 13th will be paid 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.

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