Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Essentra (LON:ESNT) in a report issued on Friday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Separately, Deutsche Bank reissued a buy rating on shares of Essentra in a report on Monday, December 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Essentra presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 475 ($6.25).

LON ESNT traded up GBX 10.60 ($0.14) on Friday, hitting GBX 358.60 ($4.72). The stock had a trading volume of 948,401 shares, compared to its average volume of 637,881. The business’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 414.64 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 416.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 76.07, a current ratio of 1.54 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Essentra has a 52-week low of GBX 351.20 ($4.62) and a 52-week high of GBX 459.13 ($6.04). The stock has a market cap of $943.76 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.75.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 23rd will be issued a dividend of GBX 14.40 ($0.19) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 23rd. This is a positive change from Essentra’s previous dividend of $6.30. This represents a dividend yield of 4.02%. Essentra’s payout ratio is 1.39%.

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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