Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Essentra (LON:ESNT) in a research note released on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other brokerages have also weighed in on ESNT. Numis Securities reissued a buy rating on shares of Essentra in a research report on Monday, June 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group raised Essentra to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Monday, August 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 483.33 ($6.32).

LON:ESNT opened at GBX 417.60 ($5.46) on Monday. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 407.99 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 409.19. The stock has a market cap of $1.10 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.66. Essentra has a 1 year low of GBX 324.80 ($4.24) and a 1 year high of GBX 443.80 ($5.80). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.07, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.54.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 26th will be given a GBX 6.30 ($0.08) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 26th. Essentra’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 1.39%.

In related news, insider Nicki Demby purchased 750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 404 ($5.28) per share, for a total transaction of £3,030 ($3,959.23).

Essentra Company Profile

Essentra plc manufactures and sells specialist plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging products worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Component, Packaging, Filter Products, and Specialist Components. The Component division offers plastic injection molded, vinyl dip-molded, and metal items for equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics, and construction industries; and component solutions for protection and finishing purposes.

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