Chesnara Plc (LON:CSN) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as GBX 251.50 ($3.29) and last traded at GBX 259.50 ($3.39), with a volume of 238730 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 265 ($3.46).

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “house stock” rating on shares of Chesnara in a research report on Thursday, August 29th. Peel Hunt raised shares of Chesnara to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.79) target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 28th. Finally, Peel Hunt raised shares of Chesnara to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.79) target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 28th.

The firm has a market cap of $389.41 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.90. The company has a quick ratio of 40.41, a current ratio of 41.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.79. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 283.43 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 337.67.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 11th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 7.43 ($0.10) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 5th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.65%. Chesnara’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.56%.

In other Chesnara news, insider Mark Hesketh purchased 5,000 shares of Chesnara stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 29th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 302 ($3.95) per share, with a total value of £15,100 ($19,730.82).

About Chesnara (LON:CSN)

Chesnara plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in life assurance and pension businesses primarily in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The company operates through CA, Movestic, Waard Group, and Scildon segments. It underwrites life risks, such as death, disability, health, and accident; and provides a portfolio of investment contracts for the savings and retirement needs of customers through asset management.

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