Vesuvius Plc Declares Dividend of GBX 5.50 (VSVS)
Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) announced a dividend on Thursday, July 27th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.50 ($0.07) per share on Friday, September 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.
Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) traded down 8.25% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 556.00. 1,386,204 shares of the stock traded hands. Vesuvius Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 335.90 and a 1-year high of GBX 633.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 563.30 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 522.14. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.50 billion.
A number of research firms recently commented on VSVS. BNP Paribas raised Vesuvius Plc to an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.79) price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price objective on Vesuvius Plc from GBX 595 ($7.75) to GBX 650 ($8.47) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Peel Hunt lifted their target price on Vesuvius Plc from GBX 610 ($7.95) to GBX 700 ($9.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Monday, July 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Vesuvius Plc presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 586.67 ($7.64).
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