Genus (LON:GNS) Given Buy Rating at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Genus (LON:GNS) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning, LSE.Co.UK reports. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price objective on the stock.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on GNS. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Genus in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. They set a hold rating and a GBX 2,685 ($35.08) target price for the company. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Genus in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) target price on shares of Genus in a research note on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 2,819.17 ($36.84).

GNS stock traded down GBX 10 ($0.13) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 2,880 ($37.63). 61,632 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 78,154. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 2,615.60 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 2,501.11. Genus has a one year low of GBX 2,090 ($27.31) and a one year high of GBX 2,950 ($38.55). The company has a market cap of $1.87 billion and a P/E ratio of 242.02. The company has a current ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.92.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 7th will be paid a dividend of GBX 18.80 ($0.25) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 7th. This represents a yield of 0.68%. This is a boost from Genus’s previous dividend of $8.90. Genus’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 2.35%.

About Genus

Genus plc operates as an animal genetics company in North America, Latin America, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Genus PIC, Genus ABS, and Research and Development. It sells sows, boars, and semen to breed pigs with various characteristics for pork production under the PIC brand.

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