Vesuvius Plc (VSVS) Given Buy Rating at Peel Hunt
A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG restated a hold rating and set a GBX 550 ($7.10) price objective on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research report on Monday, August 7th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a GBX 710 ($9.17) target price (up previously from GBX 620 ($8.01)) on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. BNP Paribas raised Vesuvius Plc to an outperform rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.72) target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price on Vesuvius Plc from GBX 595 ($7.68) to GBX 650 ($8.39) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 627.50 ($8.10).
Shares of Vesuvius Plc (LON VSVS) traded down 2.08% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 564.50. The stock had a trading volume of 819,201 shares. The company’s market cap is GBX 1.53 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 561.61 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 549.37. Vesuvius Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 335.90 and a 52-week high of GBX 633.00.
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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of GBX 5.50 ($0.07) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.99%.
Vesuvius Plc Company Profile
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, melt shop refractories, coatings, filtration and gating systems, metallurgical and pouring control systems, feeding systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.
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