Vesuvius (LON:VSVS) had its price target lifted by Goldman Sachs Group from GBX 480 ($6.31) to GBX 490 ($6.45) in a report released on Monday, Stock Target Advisor reports. Goldman Sachs Group currently has a neutral rating on the stock.
Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on VSVS. Jefferies Financial Group lowered their price objective on shares of Vesuvius from GBX 690 ($9.08) to GBX 605 ($7.96) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Bank of America lowered their price objective on shares of Vesuvius from GBX 650 ($8.55) to GBX 600 ($7.89) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 10th. Morgan Stanley reissued an equal weight rating on shares of Vesuvius in a research report on Thursday, December 5th. BNP Paribas reissued an outperform rating and set a GBX 540 ($7.10) price objective on shares of Vesuvius in a research report on Thursday, November 28th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 715 ($9.41) price objective on shares of Vesuvius in a research report on Tuesday, October 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 617.55 ($8.12).
Shares of Vesuvius stock opened at GBX 457.80 ($6.02) on Monday. Vesuvius has a 1 year low of GBX 331 ($4.35) and a 1 year high of GBX 646 ($8.50). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 44.89, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 2.24. The company has a market capitalization of $1.27 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.95. The company’s fifty day moving average is GBX 479.60 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 467.47.
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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