Genus (LON:GNS) Stock Price Crosses Above 200 Day Moving Average of $5,319.09

Genus plc (LON:GNS) crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of GBX 5,319.09 ($69.49) and traded as high as GBX 5,320 ($69.51). Genus shares last traded at GBX 5,295 ($69.18), with a volume of 312,691 shares trading hands.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on GNS shares. Citigroup restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($71.86) price target on shares of Genus in a report on Tuesday, June 29th. reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.86) target price on shares of Genus in a report on Tuesday, June 29th. reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.86) target price on shares of Genus in a report on Tuesday, June 29th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,630 ($73.56) target price on shares of Genus in a report on Thursday, September 9th. Finally, Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($71.86) target price on shares of Genus in a report on Tuesday, June 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, Genus has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 5,518.57 ($72.10).

The stock has a fifty day moving average of GBX 5,703.24 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 5,319.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.53, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.63. The company has a market cap of £3.54 billion and a PE ratio of 75.49.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 18th will be given a dividend of GBX 21.70 ($0.28) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 18th. This is a positive change from Genus’s previous dividend of $10.30. This represents a yield of 0.37%. Genus’s payout ratio is 0.42%.

In other Genus news, insider Stephen Wilson sold 20,000 shares of Genus stock in a transaction on Monday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 5,615 ($73.36), for a total transaction of £1,123,000 ($1,467,206.69).

About Genus (LON:GNS)

Genus plc operates as an animal genetics company in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, 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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