Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) had its price target decreased by Jefferies Group from GBX 615 ($7.63) to GBX 445 ($5.52) in a research report released on Friday. Jefferies Group currently has a buy rating on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on ESNT. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Essentra PLC from GBX 730 ($9.06) to GBX 700 ($8.68) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank AG restated a hold rating and set a GBX 670 ($8.31) target price on shares of Essentra PLC in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Numis Securities Ltd restated a buy rating and set a GBX 635 ($7.88) target price on shares of Essentra PLC in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Essentra PLC to an underweight rating and lowered their target price for the company from GBX 700 ($8.68) to GBX 426 ($5.28) in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 565.33 ($7.01).

Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) opened at 396.50 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 482.96 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 560.51. Essentra PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 366.70 and a 52-week high of GBX 899.50. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.03 billion.

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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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