Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by Numis Securities Ltd in a report released on Wednesday. They currently have a GBX 635 ($7.86) target price on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target indicates a potential upside of 21.65% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on ESNT. Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of Essentra PLC to a “hold” rating and boosted their target price for the company from GBX 635 ($7.86) to GBX 670 ($8.29) in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Essentra PLC to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from GBX 710 ($8.79) to GBX 700 ($8.66) in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Jefferies Group reduced their price target on shares of Essentra PLC from GBX 950 ($11.76) to GBX 715 ($8.85) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Essentra PLC in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 637.83 ($7.89).

Analyst Recommendations for Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)

Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) traded down 0.57% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 519.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 436,659 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 510.80 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 641.27. Essentra PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 465.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 899.50. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.35 billion.

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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.30 ($0.08) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.3%.

Essentra PLC Company Profile

Essentra plc is a United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection molded, vinyl dip molded and metal items. The Company’s segments include Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. The Component Solutions segment includes the components, pipe protection technologies (PPT), extrusion and security businesses each of which serves customers in light and heavy industry.

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