Essentra PLC (ESNT) Receives Add Rating from Peel Hunt
Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT)‘s stock had its “add” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Peel Hunt in a research report issued on Monday. They currently have a GBX 585 ($7.89) price target on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price indicates a potential upside of 15.61% from the stock’s current price.
ESNT has been the subject of several other research reports. Numis Securities Ltd downgraded shares of Essentra PLC to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 525 ($7.08) price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 600 ($8.09) price target on shares of Essentra PLC in a research note on Monday, June 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Essentra PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 531.40 ($7.16).
Shares of Essentra PLC (LON ESNT) opened at 506.00 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.32 billion. Essentra PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 366.70 and a 12-month high of GBX 588.50. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 531.32 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 543.79.
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In other news, insider Paul Forman bought 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 522 ($7.04) per share, with a total value of £104,400 ($140,757.72).
About Essentra PLC
Essentra plc is a supplier of plastic, fiber, foam and packaging products. The Company operates through three segments. The Component Solutions segment includes the components, pipe protection technologies (PPT), extrusion and security businesses. The Health & Personal Care Packaging segment includes specialty tapes business and is a global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified customer base in the health & personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors, and to the paper and board industries.
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