Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 633.75 ($8.34).

Several analysts recently weighed in on VSVS shares. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 740 ($9.73) target price on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Friday, September 15th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Monday, July 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 710 ($9.34) target price (up previously from GBX 620 ($8.15)) on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Monday, July 24th. BNP Paribas raised shares of Vesuvius Plc to an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.88) target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.89) target price on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Friday, September 29th.

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Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON VSVS) traded down GBX 8 ($0.11) on Thursday, hitting GBX 590 ($7.76). 538,383 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 388,443. Vesuvius Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 335.90 ($4.42) and a 1-year high of GBX 633 ($8.33).

In other Vesuvius Plc news, insider Guy Young sold 8,557 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 592 ($7.79), for a total value of £50,657.44 ($66,628.23).

Vesuvius Plc Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS)

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