Vesuvius Plc (VSVS) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 472.50 ($5.84).

A number of research analysts have weighed in on VSVS shares. Numis Securities Ltd raised shares of Vesuvius Plc to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 560 ($6.92) price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Peel Hunt lifted their price target on shares of Vesuvius Plc from GBX 480 ($5.93) to GBX 610 ($7.53) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Vesuvius Plc to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from GBX 377 ($4.66) to GBX 525 ($6.48) in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. HSBC Holdings plc cut shares of Vesuvius Plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.56) price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on shares of Vesuvius Plc from GBX 389 ($4.80) to GBX 450 ($5.56) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 3rd.

Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) traded down 0.56% during midday trading on Monday, hitting GBX 529.50. 1,930,987 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.43 billion. Vesuvius Plc has a 1-year low of GBX 270.20 and a 1-year high of GBX 560.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 485.17 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 407.62.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 11.40 ($0.14) per share. This is a boost from Vesuvius Plc’s previous dividend of $5.15. This represents a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 6th.

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