Shares of Senior plc (LON:SNR) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 226 ($2.95).
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on SNR shares. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Senior in a report on Wednesday, July 24th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 240 ($3.14) price target on shares of Senior in a report on Monday, August 5th. Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Senior to a “buy” rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 230 ($3.01) to GBX 215 ($2.81) in a report on Monday, October 14th. Finally, Barclays cut shares of Senior to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the company from GBX 295 ($3.85) to GBX 210 ($2.74) in a report on Thursday, June 27th.
In related news, insider David Squires bought 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 197 ($2.57) per share, for a total transaction of £49,250 ($64,353.85).
Shares of LON:SNR traded up GBX 2.50 ($0.03) during trading on Monday, reaching GBX 182.80 ($2.39). 1,200,531 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,080,000. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 189.99 and a two-hundred day moving average of GBX 211.79. Senior has a 52-week low of GBX 170.10 ($2.22) and a 52-week high of GBX 283 ($3.70). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 52.38, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.61. The stock has a market cap of $750.61 million and a P/E ratio of 17.08.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 31st will be issued a GBX 2.28 ($0.03) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 31st. Senior’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.75%.
Senior plc designs, manufactures, and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the aerospace, defense, land vehicle, and power and energy markets worldwide. The company operates through two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics. The Aerospace division offers high-pressure and low-pressure engineered ducting systems, engineered control bellows, assemblies, and sensors; precision-machined and fabricated engine components; fluid systems ducting and control products; and precision-machined airframe components and assemblies.
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