Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the five research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,171.67 ($28.86).

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,600 ($34.55) target price on shares of Genus plc in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,815 ($24.12) target price on shares of Genus plc in a report on Thursday, September 7th.

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Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) traded down 1.13% during trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2180.00. The company had a trading volume of 52,417 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.33 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,054.86 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 1,864.98. Genus plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,652.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 2,267.00.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of GBX 16.20 ($0.22) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This is a boost from Genus plc’s previous dividend of $7.40.

Genus plc Company Profile

Genus plc is an animal genetics company, which provides farmers with genetics that enable them to produce animal protein, in the form of meat and milk. The Company’s segments include Genus PIC, Genus ABS, Genus Asia, and Research and Development. The Genus PIC segment is engaged in porcine sales business, excluding Asia, and serves porcine customers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Analyst Recommendations for Genus plc (LON:GNS)

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