Analysts are on the Bearish side about Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) this week.

July 13, 2018 - By Sonya McDaniel

Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.36, from 1.51 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 27 investors sold Essentra plc shares while 81 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 84.45 million shares or 0.84% more from 83.75 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
2.95M are owned by State Street. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% or 16,413 shares. Icon Advisers Co has 0.12% invested in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Swiss Bankshares invested in 145,700 shares. Cqs Cayman Limited Partnership has invested 0.12% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). 6,150 are held by Gotham Asset Limited Liability Co. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) for 2.39M shares. Mufg Americas Hldg stated it has 964 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wellington Management Group Incorporated Limited Liability Partnership holds 481,253 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 0.01% invested in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) for 831,639 shares. Bamco Incorporated owns 0.15% invested in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) for 785,661 shares. Barclays Pcl, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 39,687 shares. Basswood Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 69,369 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Victory Capital has invested 0.17% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Paloma Partners Comm has 0.01% invested in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) for 15,600 shares.

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $22.32 million activity. $10,016 worth of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) was sold by MCALEE LAWRENCE E JR on Wednesday, January 24.

Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Essentra (LON:ESNT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Essentra had 9 analyst reports since January 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Peel Hunt. The company was maintained on Friday, July 6 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold” on Monday, March 5. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Add” rating and GBX 585 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, April 6. As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Friday, March 2. Peel Hunt upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, April 9 report. The stock of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 30 by Peel Hunt. Below is a list of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) latest ratings and price target changes.

06/07/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
30/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 Upgrade
06/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 600.00 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 550.00 Upgrade
22/02/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 510.00 New Target: GBX 510.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 585.00 Maintain

The stock increased 0.95% or GBX 4.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 489.8. About 314,960 shares traded. Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has 0.00% since July 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Essentra plc manufactures and supplies specialist plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging products worldwide. The company has market cap of 1.28 billion GBP. The firm operates through three strategic business units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging, and Filtration Products. It has a 11.31 P/E ratio. The Component Solutions strategic business unit offers plastic injection molded, vinyl dip-molded, and metal items for equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics, and construction industries, as well as component solutions for protection and finishing purposes.

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