Insider Selling: Genus plc (LON:GNS) Insider Sells 1,298 Shares of Stock

Genus plc (LON:GNS) insider Lysanne Gray sold 1,298 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,858 ($37.34), for a total value of £37,096.84 ($48,473.59).

Shares of LON:GNS traded up GBX 18 ($0.24) on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,934 ($38.34). 193,679 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 78,154. Genus plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,090 ($27.31) and a 52 week high of GBX 2,950 ($38.55). The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.92. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 2,647.60 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 2,518.90. The company has a market cap of $1.90 billion and a PE ratio of 246.55.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 7th will be issued a dividend of GBX 18.80 ($0.25) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 7th. This is an increase from Genus’s previous dividend of $8.90. This represents a dividend yield of 0.68%. Genus’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 2.35%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on GNS shares. Liberum Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price objective on shares of Genus in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a report on Monday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on Genus in a report on Wednesday, May 29th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,685 ($35.08) price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Genus presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,819.17 ($36.84).

Genus Company Profile

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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