Barclays started coverage on shares of Vesuvius (LON:VSVS) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage issued an underweight rating and a GBX 500 ($6.70) target price on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 740 ($9.91) target price on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Deutsche Bank reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 550 ($7.37) target price on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group boosted their target price on shares of Vesuvius from GBX 666 ($8.92) to GBX 680 ($9.11) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday. reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 730 ($9.78) price objective on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upped their price objective on shares of Vesuvius from GBX 710 ($9.51) to GBX 730 ($9.78) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Vesuvius currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 642.50 ($8.60).

Vesuvius (LON VSVS) traded down GBX 16.50 ($0.22) on Friday, reaching GBX 544 ($7.29). 1,568,418 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 555,808. Vesuvius has a 52-week low of GBX 390.80 ($5.23) and a 52-week high of GBX 633 ($8.48).

In other news, insider Guy Young sold 8,557 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 592 ($7.93), for a total value of £50,657.44 ($67,841.76).

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Vesuvius 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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