Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) insider Paul Forman bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 522 ($6.80) per share, for a total transaction of £104,400 ($135,955.20).

Paul Forman also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, August 1st, Paul Forman bought 15,000 shares of Essentra PLC stock. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 541 ($7.05) per share, for a total transaction of £81,150 ($105,677.82).

Essentra PLC (LON ESNT) traded down 0.67% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 518.00. 483,459 shares of the company were exchanged. Essentra PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 366.70 and a 1-year high of GBX 588.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.35 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 553.08 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 529.19.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 28th will be issued a dividend of GBX 6.30 ($0.08) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd cut shares of Essentra PLC to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 525 ($6.84) target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.81) price target on shares of Essentra PLC in a report on Monday, July 10th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating and issued a GBX 585 ($7.62) price target on shares of Essentra PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Essentra PLC to a “sell” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from GBX 430 ($5.60) to GBX 440 ($5.73) in a report on Friday, April 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 531.40 ($6.92).

About Essentra PLC

Essentra plc is a supplier of plastic, fiber, foam and packaging products. The Company operates through three segments. The Component Solutions segment includes the components, pipe protection technologies (PPT), extrusion and security businesses. The Health & Personal Care Packaging segment includes specialty tapes business and is a global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified customer base in the health & personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors, and to the paper and board industries.

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