Essentra (LON:ESNT)‘s stock had its “add” rating restated by analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 585 ($7.87) price objective on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price indicates a potential upside of 15.96% from the company’s current price.

Separately, Numis Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 500 ($6.73) price objective on shares of Essentra in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 526.40 ($7.08).

Essentra (LON ESNT) traded down GBX 5.50 ($0.07) during trading hours on Thursday, reaching GBX 504.50 ($6.79). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 655,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 470,553. Essentra has a 52 week low of GBX 387.40 ($5.21) and a 52 week high of GBX 588.50 ($7.92).

In related news, insider Tommy Breen purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share, for a total transaction of £500 ($672.95). Also, insider Paul Forman purchased 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 503 ($6.77) per share, with a total value of £100,600 ($135,397.04).

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Essentra Company Profile

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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