Genus plc (LON:GNS) insider Karim Bitar sold 1,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,945 ($25.39), for a total value of £32,053.60 ($41,839.97).

Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) opened at 1971.5333 on Monday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.20 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,902.62 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 1,674.21. Genus plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,281.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 2,056.00.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 14.70 ($0.19) per share. This is an increase from Genus plc’s previous dividend of $6.70. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 17th.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. N+1 Singer upgraded Genus plc to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research report on Monday, September 26th. HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,426 ($18.61) price target on shares of Genus plc in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Genus plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,470 ($19.19).

Genus plc Company Profile

Genus plc is a United Kingdom-based animal genetics company. The Company provides farmers with genetics that enable them to produce animal protein, in the form of meat and milk. The Company’s segments are Genus PIC, Genus ABS and Genus Asia. The Genus PIC segment serves porcine customers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

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