Shares of Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 637.83 ($8.33).

A number of brokerages have recently commented on ESNT. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 635 ($8.29) price objective on shares of Essentra PLC in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 525 ($6.85) price objective on shares of Essentra PLC in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 615 ($8.03) price objective on shares of Essentra PLC in a research report on Friday, August 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Essentra PLC to an “underweight” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from GBX 700 ($9.14) to GBX 426 ($5.56) in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on shares of Essentra PLC from GBX 730 ($9.53) to GBX 700 ($9.14) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 1st.

Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) opened at 514.50 on Thursday. Essentra PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 465.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 899.50. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.34 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 504.20 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 678.64.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 29th will be issued a dividend of GBX 6.30 ($0.08) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.3%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 29th.

Essentra PLC Company Profile

Essentra plc is a United Kingdom-based manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection molded, vinyl dip molded and metal items. The Company’s segments include Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. The Component Solutions segment includes the components, pipe protection technologies (PPT), extrusion and security businesses each of which serves customers in light and heavy industry.

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