Genus’ (GNS) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt reiterated their buy rating on shares of Genus (LON:GNS) in a report issued on Monday, Digital Look reports. They currently have a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) target price on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on GNS. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating on shares of Genus in a research report on Monday, October 21st. Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price target on shares of Genus in a research report on Wednesday, September 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 2,962.50 ($38.71).

GNS traded down GBX 46 ($0.60) on Monday, reaching GBX 3,100 ($40.51). The company had a trading volume of 56,949 shares, compared to its average volume of 78,154. Genus has a 1 year low of GBX 2,090 ($27.31) and a 1 year high of GBX 3,110 ($40.64). The stock has a market capitalization of $1.97 billion and a PE ratio of 260.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.92. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 2,936.67 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,698.81.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 7th will be paid a GBX 18.80 ($0.25) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 7th. This is a positive change from Genus’s previous dividend of $8.90. This represents a yield of 0.68%. Genus’s payout ratio is currently 2.35%.

In other news, insider Stephen Wilson sold 13,095 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,960 ($38.68), for a total transaction of £387,612 ($506,483.73). Also, insider Dan Hartley sold 7,267 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,894 ($37.82), for a total transaction of £210,306.98 ($274,803.32). Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 21,660 shares of company stock worth $63,501,582.

Genus Company Profile

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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