Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 622.50 ($8.11).
A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 710 ($9.25) price objective (up previously from GBX 620 ($8.07)) on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Vesuvius Plc from GBX 595 ($7.75) to GBX 650 ($8.46) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Vesuvius Plc in a report on Monday, July 10th. BNP Paribas raised shares of Vesuvius Plc to an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.79) price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Peel Hunt boosted their price objective on shares of Vesuvius Plc from GBX 610 ($7.94) to GBX 700 ($9.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th.
Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) opened at 541.00 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 562.38 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 531.74. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.46 billion. Vesuvius Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 335.90 and a 52-week high of GBX 633.00.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.50 ($0.07) per share. This represents a yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th.
About Vesuvius Plc
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, melt shop refractories, coatings, filtration and gating systems, metallurgical and pouring control systems, feeding systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.
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