Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) shares passed above its 50-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 50-day moving average of $430.39 and traded as high as $431.00. Essentra shares last traded at $427.40, with a volume of 114,625 shares changing hands.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on ESNT. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Monday, December 9th. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Tuesday, January 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Essentra presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 475 ($6.25).

The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.21. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 430.59 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 418.28.

About Essentra (LON:ESNT)

Essentra plc manufactures and sells specialist plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging products worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Component, Packaging, Filter Products, and Specialist Components. The Component division offers plastic injection molded, vinyl dip-molded, and metal items for equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics, and construction industries; and component solutions for protection and finishing purposes.

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