How Many Essentra plc (LON:ESNT)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.51 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.24, from 1.75 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Essentra plc shares while 70 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 83.75 million shares or 0.88% more from 83.02 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Polar Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 1.24M shares or 0.56% of all its holdings. Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 7,640 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Envestnet Asset Mngmt reported 0% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Tower Research Lc (Trc) stated it has 1,350 shares. Avalon Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 37,717 shares. Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.1% or 38,689 shares. Convergence Invest Prtnrs Ltd Liability reported 50,119 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 7,123 shares or 0% of the stock. Alyeska Investment Ltd Partnership has invested 0.02% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Sg Americas Ltd Liability, New York-based fund reported 3,632 shares. Parkside Bankshares And Tru holds 1,085 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada holds 0% or 40,768 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.01% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). The Massachusetts-based Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Com Llc has invested 0% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Pennsylvania-based Sei Investments has invested 0% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $22.87 million activity. $10,016 worth of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) was sold by MCALEE LAWRENCE E JR. Shares for $22.31 million were sold by CASALE MARK.

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 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Add” on Tuesday, October 31. The firm earned “Add” rating on Monday, October 23 by Peel Hunt. The firm has “Add” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Peel Hunt. As per Tuesday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Jefferies. Numis Securities maintained Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) on Monday, March 5 with “Hold” rating. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of ESNT in report on Thursday, December 14 with “Add” rating. On Monday, April 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Peel Hunt to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, April 6. On Friday, March 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Peel Hunt to “Buy”. Below is a list of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) latest ratings and price target changes.

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
14/12/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 585.00 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 585.00 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold New Target: GBX 500.00 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 585.00 New Target: GBX 585.00 Maintain

The stock increased 1.29% or GBX 5.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 424.8. About 1.40M shares traded or 103.14% up from the average. Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Essentra plc manufactures and supplies specialist plastic, fiber, foam, and packaging products worldwide. The company has market cap of 1.11 billion GBP. The firm operates through three strategic business units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging, and Filtration Products. It has a 9.81 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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