Numis Securities Ltd reissued their add rating on shares of Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) in a research report released on Tuesday. They currently have a GBX 470 ($5.87) price target on the stock.
Several other brokerages have also recently commented on ESNT. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 425 ($5.30) price target on shares of Essentra PLC in a research report on Tuesday. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Essentra PLC to a neutral rating and reduced their price target for the stock from GBX 500 ($6.24) to GBX 430 ($5.37) in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reduced their price target on shares of Essentra PLC from GBX 615 ($7.68) to GBX 445 ($5.55) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 520.33 ($6.49).
Shares of Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) traded down 0.57% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 419.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,477,869 shares. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.09 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 445.19 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 493.49. Essentra PLC has a 1-year low of GBX 366.70 and a 1-year high of GBX 894.00.
In other Essentra PLC news, insider Paul Forman acquired 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 433 ($5.40) per share, for a total transaction of £108,250 ($135,092.97).
About Essentra PLC
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.