Vesuvius (LON:VSVS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a report issued on Thursday, Stock Target Advisor reports.
A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on VSVS. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Monday, January 20th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a GBX 495 ($6.51) target price on the stock. BNP Paribas reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 540 ($7.10) target price on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Thursday, November 28th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Friday, January 17th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Thursday, December 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Vesuvius from GBX 683 ($8.98) to GBX 593 ($7.80) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 16th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vesuvius presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 612.75 ($8.06).
VSVS opened at GBX 461.40 ($6.07) on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 44.89, a current ratio of 2.24 and a quick ratio of 1.64. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 464.31 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 454.58. Vesuvius has a 1-year low of GBX 331 ($4.35) and a 1-year high of GBX 646 ($8.50). The firm has a market capitalization of $1.25 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.03.
Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, melt shop refractories, coatings, filtration and gating systems, metallurgical and pouring control systems, feeding systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for the iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.
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