Essentra PLC (LON:ESNT) declared a dividend on Friday, August 2nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 6.30 ($0.08) per share on Wednesday, October 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 26th. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of ESNT stock traded down GBX 6.40 ($0.08) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 421.20 ($5.50). 171,816 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 637,881. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.07, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.54. Essentra has a one year low of GBX 324.80 ($4.24) and a one year high of GBX 443.80 ($5.80). The business’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 409.81 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 412.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.89.
A number of equities analysts have issued reports on ESNT shares. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Monday, June 3rd. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Monday, September 9th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Essentra to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 445 ($5.81) target price on shares of Essentra in a report on Tuesday, September 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 483.33 ($6.32).
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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