Vesuvius PLC (VSVS) to Issue Dividend of GBX 13.80 on May 24th

Vesuvius PLC (LON:VSVS) declared a dividend on Thursday, February 28th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 13.80 ($0.18) per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 18th. This is an increase from Vesuvius’s previous dividend of $6.00. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

LON:VSVS opened at GBX 638 ($8.34) on Wednesday. Vesuvius has a fifty-two week low of GBX 469.40 ($6.13) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 663 ($8.66). The company has a current ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 41.51. The stock has a market cap of $1.72 billion and a PE ratio of 12.51.

Vesuvius (LON:VSVS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The company reported GBX 49.60 ($0.65) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 47.50 ($0.62) by GBX 2.10 ($0.03). As a group, equities analysts expect that Vesuvius will post 4866.9998396707 EPS for the current fiscal year.

VSVS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Vesuvius from GBX 660 ($8.62) to GBX 670 ($8.75) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, January 14th. Berenberg Bank boosted their target price on Vesuvius from GBX 615 ($8.04) to GBX 660 ($8.62) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group cut their target price on Vesuvius from GBX 640 ($8.36) to GBX 600 ($7.84) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Vesuvius has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 686.67 ($8.97).

In other Vesuvius news, insider Guy Young sold 60,629 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 613 ($8.01), for a total value of £371,655.77 ($485,634.09).

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Vesuvius Company Profile

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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