Genus plc (LON:GNS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as GBX 4,062 ($53.07) and last traded at GBX 4,062 ($53.07), with a volume of 4545 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 3,966 ($51.82).
Separately, Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Genus in a report on Tuesday, June 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,468.40 ($45.31).
The stock has a fifty day moving average of GBX 3,774.14 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 3,498.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion and a P/E ratio of 66.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 28.34, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.07.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 19th will be paid a GBX 19.70 ($0.26) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 19th. This is a positive change from Genus’s previous dividend of $9.40. This represents a dividend yield of 0.51%. Genus’s payout ratio is presently 46.85%.
In other news, insider Iain Ferguson bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 3,941 ($51.49) per share, for a total transaction of £39,410 ($51,489.42). Also, insider Stephen Wilson sold 193 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,816 ($49.86), for a total value of £7,364.88 ($9,622.26).
About Genus (LON:GNS)
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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