Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 634.38 ($8.60).
Several equities analysts recently commented on VSVS shares. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on Vesuvius from GBX 666 ($9.03) to GBX 680 ($9.22) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 740 ($10.04) price target on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Monday, October 9th. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 730 ($9.90) price target on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 730 ($9.90) price target on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on Vesuvius from GBX 550 ($7.46) to GBX 605 ($8.20) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th.
In related news, insider Guy Young bought 5,454 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 550 ($7.46) per share, with a total value of £29,997 ($40,679.41).
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Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, melt shop refractories, coatings, filtration and gating systems, metallurgical and pouring control systems, feeding systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.
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