Genus plc (LON:GNS) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the five ratings firms that are currently covering the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,426 ($17.38).

Several analysts have recently commented on GNS shares. HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,426 ($17.38) target price on shares of Genus plc in a report on Friday, June 24th. Finally, N+1 Singer upgraded Genus plc to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 20th.

In other news, insider Lawson,Robert (Bob) purchased 1,356 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,972 ($24.03) per share, with a total value of £26,740.32 ($32,590.27). Also, 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 ($23.71), for a total value of £32,053.60 ($39,065.94).

Genus plc (LON:GNS) opened at 1993.00 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 1,950.89 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,716.90. Genus plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,281.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2,113.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.21 billion.

The company also recently declared 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 ($0.18) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 17th. This is a positive change from Genus plc’s previous dividend of $6.70.

About Genus plc

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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