Genus plc (LON:GNS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at Peel Hunt in a research note issued on Thursday.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research report on Monday, September 5th. HSBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, N+1 Singer raised shares of Genus plc to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,470 ($18.37).

Analyst Recommendations for Genus plc (LON:GNS)

Shares of Genus plc (LON:GNS) opened at 1918.00 on Thursday. Genus plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1,281.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 2,113.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,944.94 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,777.30. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.17 billion.

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

In other news, insider Lawson,Robert (Bob) acquired 1,356 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were bought at an average price 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 Genus plc 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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