Essentra (ESNT) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank restated their buy rating on shares of Essentra (LON:ESNT) in a research note released on Friday.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on ESNT. Peel Hunt reissued an add rating and issued a GBX 585 ($8.21) price target on shares of Essentra in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Jefferies Group reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 510 ($7.16) price target on shares of Essentra in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 500 ($7.02) price target on shares of Essentra in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 520 ($7.30).

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Shares of Essentra stock opened at GBX 422.40 ($5.93) on Friday. Essentra has a 52 week low of GBX 438.02 ($6.15) and a 52 week high of GBX 588.50 ($8.26).

Essentra (LON:ESNT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, March 2nd. The company reported GBX 22.10 ($0.31) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of GBX 22.80 ($0.32) by GBX (0.70) (($0.01)). The business had revenue of GBX 102.73 billion during the quarter. Essentra had a return on equity of 4.67% and a net margin of 2.91%.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of GBX 14.40 ($0.20) per share. This represents a yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This is a boost from Essentra’s previous dividend of $6.30.

In other Essentra news, insider Mary Reilly bought 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 453 ($6.36) per share, with a total value of £33,975 ($47,690.90). Also, insider Stefan Schellinger sold 9,489 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 464 ($6.51), for a total value of £44,028.96 ($61,803.71). In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 47,500 shares of company stock worth $12,697,500.

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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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