Senior plc (LON:SNR) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 267 ($3.49).

SNR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 310 ($4.05) price objective on shares of Senior in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Senior to an “add” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from GBX 290 ($3.79) to GBX 260 ($3.40) in a research report on Monday, February 11th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered their price objective on shares of Senior from GBX 311 ($4.06) to GBX 300 ($3.92) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 4th. Berenberg Bank lifted their price objective on shares of Senior from GBX 250 ($3.27) to GBX 260 ($3.40) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 7th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on shares of Senior from GBX 235 ($3.07) to GBX 225 ($2.94) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 18th.

In other Senior news, insider Andrew Bodenham sold 19,244 shares of Senior stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 208 ($2.72), for a total transaction of £40,027.52 ($52,303.04).

LON SNR traded down GBX 3.60 ($0.05) on Friday, hitting GBX 225.60 ($2.95). 661,252 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,080,000. Senior has a 52-week low of GBX 184.30 ($2.41) and a 52-week high of GBX 336.60 ($4.40). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.95, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 1.57. The stock has a market cap of $937.82 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.12.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 2nd will be given a dividend of GBX 5.23 ($0.07) per share. This represents a yield of 2.25%. This is a boost from Senior’s previous dividend of $2.19. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 2nd. Senior’s payout ratio is presently 0.59%.

Senior Company Profile

Senior plc designs, manufactures, and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the aerospace, defense, land vehicle, and power and energy markets worldwide. The company operates through two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics. The Aerospace division offers high-pressure and low-pressure engineered ducting systems, engineered control bellows, assemblies, and sensors; precision-machined and fabricated engine components; fluid systems ducting and control products; and precision-machined airframe components and assemblies.

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