Genus plc (LON:GNS) 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 value of £210,306.98 ($274,803.32).

GNS opened at GBX 2,990 ($39.07) on Monday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 2,660.80 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,525.72. Genus plc has a 12-month low of GBX 2,090 ($27.31) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,950 ($38.55). 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.95 billion and a P/E ratio of 251.26.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a report on Friday, September 6th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a report on Monday, September 16th. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Genus in a report on Wednesday, May 29th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,685 ($35.08) price objective for the company. Finally, Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price objective on shares of Genus in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,819.17 ($36.84).

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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