Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the five research firms that are presently covering the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,426 ($17.82).

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on GNS shares. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research note on Monday, September 5th. Finally, HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 16th.

Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) opened at 1939.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,944.94 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,777.30. Genus plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,281.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2,113.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.18 billion.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be paid a GBX 14.70 ($0.18) dividend. This is a boost from Genus plc’s previous dividend of $6.70. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 17th. This represents a yield of 0.77%.

In other news, insider Lawson,Robert (Bob) bought 1,356 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 1,972 ($24.64) per share, for a total transaction of £26,740.32 ($33,408.70). Also, insider Karim Bitar sold 1,648 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,945 ($24.30), for a total transaction of £32,053.60 ($40,046.98).

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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