Genus plc (LON:GNS) Announces Dividend of GBX 18.80

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Genus plc (LON:GNS) announced a dividend on Thursday, September 5th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 7th will be given a dividend of GBX 18.80 ($0.25) per share on Friday, November 29th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 7th. This is a positive change from Genus’s previous dividend of $8.90. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

Genus stock opened at GBX 3,046 ($39.80) on Wednesday. Genus has a fifty-two week low of GBX 2,090 ($27.31) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 3,110 ($40.64). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.92, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a current ratio of 2.01. The company has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion and a P/E ratio of 255.97. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 2,917.75 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 2,671.87.

In other Genus news, 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 transaction of £37,096.84 ($48,473.59). Also, insider Stephen Wilson sold 13,095 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,960 ($38.68), for a total value of £387,612 ($506,483.73). Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 21,660 shares of company stock valued at $63,501,582.

Several research firms have commented on GNS. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a research note on Monday. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genus in a research note on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($41.81) price objective on shares of Genus in a research note on Wednesday, September 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price 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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Dividend History for Genus (LON:GNS)

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