Essentra PLC (ESNT) Announces Dividend of GBX 14.40

Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) announced a dividend on Friday, March 2nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of GBX 14.40 ($0.20) per share on Tuesday, May 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This is an increase from Essentra’s previous dividend of $6.30. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Shares of Essentra (LON:ESNT) opened at GBX 480 ($6.63) on Wednesday. Essentra has a 1 year low of GBX 438.02 ($6.05) and a 1 year high of GBX 588.50 ($8.13). The firm has a market cap of $1,310.00 and a P/E ratio of 8,000.00.

Essentra (LON:ESNT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, March 2nd. The company reported GBX 22.10 ($0.31) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 22.80 ($0.32) by GBX (0.70) (($0.01)). Essentra had a return on equity of 4.67% and a net margin of 2.91%. The company had revenue of GBX 102.73 billion for the quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on ESNT shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 510 ($7.05) target price on shares of Essentra in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt upgraded Essentra to a “buy” rating and cut their target price for the company from GBX 585 ($8.08) to GBX 550 ($7.60) in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Numis Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 500 ($6.91) target price on shares of Essentra in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 520 ($7.18).

In related news, insider Stefan Schellinger sold 9,489 shares of Essentra stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 464 ($6.41), for a total transaction of £44,028.96 ($60,830.28).

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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.

Dividend History for Essentra (LON:ESNT)

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