Essentra (LON:ESNT) Share Price Passes Below 200-Day Moving Average of $169.26

Shares of Essentra plc (LON:ESNTGet Free Report) passed below its two hundred day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a two hundred day moving average of GBX 169.26 ($2.17) and traded as low as GBX 166.80 ($2.14). Essentra shares last traded at GBX 171.40 ($2.20), with a volume of 661,643 shares trading hands.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Separately, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 255 ($3.27) target price on shares of Essentra in a report on Thursday, May 23rd.

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Essentra Stock Performance

The firm has a market capitalization of £493.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8,570.00, a PEG ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 1.18. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 177.34 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 169.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.27, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 0.50.

Essentra Increases Dividend

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.40 ($0.03) per share. This is a boost from Essentra’s previous dividend of $1.20. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a yield of 1.38%. Essentra’s payout ratio is presently 20,000.00%.

Insider Transactions at Essentra

In other Essentra news, insider Scott Fawcett sold 55,301 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 176 ($2.25), for a total transaction of £97,329.76 ($124,701.81). Insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

About Essentra

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Essentra plc manufactures and distributes plastic injection and vinyl dip moulded, and metal components worldwide. The company offers cable ties and conduit, and accessories; grommets, strain relief, and blanking plugs; cable glands and accessories; caps and plugs; card guides and pullers; circuit board hardware products; EMI suppression ferrite cores; fan accessories comprising filters and fan mounting accessories; screws and nuts; rivet and panel fasteners; barbed and push-fit fasteners; binder screws and snap fasteners; washers; spacers; brushes; feet; fibre management; and furniture fittings.

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