Genus plc (GNS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Genus plc (LON:GNS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the five ratings firms that are currently covering the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,426 ($17.65).

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Liberum Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Monday, September 5th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,426 ($17.65) price objective on shares of Genus plc in a report on Friday, June 24th. HSBC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, N+1 Singer upgraded shares of Genus plc to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 20th.

In other news, insider Lawson,Robert (Bob) purchased 1,356 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,972 ($24.41) per share, for a total transaction of £26,740.32 ($33,094.46). Also, insider Karim Bitar sold 1,648 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,945 ($24.07), for a total transaction of £32,053.60 ($39,670.30).

Genus plc (LON:GNS) traded up 1.12% during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1990.00. 60,146 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,943.03 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,707.44. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.21 billion. Genus plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,281.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2,113.00.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 17th will be issued a dividend of GBX 14.70 ($0.18) per share. This is a boost from Genus plc’s previous dividend of $6.70. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.77%.

About Genus plc

Genus plc is a United Kingdom-based animal genetics company. The Company provides farmers with genetics that enable them to produce animal protein, in the form of meat and milk. The Company’s segments are Genus PIC, Genus ABS and Genus Asia. The Genus PIC segment serves porcine customers in North America, Latin America and Europe.

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