Vesuvius (LON:VSVS) Stock Price Crosses Below Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $339.28

Vesuvius plc (LON:VSVSGet Rating) crossed below its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of GBX 339.28 ($4.10) and traded as low as GBX 338.20 ($4.09). Vesuvius shares last traded at GBX 340 ($4.11), with a volume of 315,601 shares.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, Barclays reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 310 ($3.75) target price on shares of Vesuvius in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from, Vesuvius currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of GBX 427 ($5.16).

Vesuvius Stock Down 1.8 %

The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 40.59. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 342.89 and a 200 day simple moving average of GBX 339.28. The stock has a market cap of £922.13 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 653.85.

Vesuvius Cuts Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 4th were paid a GBX 6.50 ($0.08) dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 4th. This represents a yield of 1.88%. Vesuvius’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.77%.

About Vesuvius

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Vesuvius plc provides engineering services and solutions principally to steel and foundry industries worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Steel and Foundry. The company offers foundry consumables and equipment, including binders, coatings, feeding systems, filtration and gating systems, melt shop refractories, metallurgical and pouring control systems, die dressings and coatings, melt treatment products, crucibles, and ceramics for the iron, steel, and nonferrous foundries.

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