Shares of Vesuvius PLC (LON:VSVS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 677 ($8.85).
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Vesuvius in a report on Thursday, October 4th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 660 ($8.62) price target for the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Thursday, September 13th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on Vesuvius from GBX 605 ($7.91) to GBX 665 ($8.69) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group increased their price target on Vesuvius from GBX 725 ($9.47) to GBX 740 ($9.67) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th.
Shares of Vesuvius stock opened at GBX 579 ($7.57) on Thursday. Vesuvius has a 12 month low of GBX 503.50 ($6.58) and a 12 month high of GBX 643.50 ($8.41).
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, August 9th were given a GBX 6 ($0.08) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 9th. This represents a yield of 0.95%.
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally 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 the iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.
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