This is what analysts have to say about Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) after last week.

August 15, 2018 - By Victoria Pittman

Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.36, from 1.51 in 2017Q4. It worsened, 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.
Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt holds 927,257 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Citadel Ltd Llc reported 173,994 shares. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv holds 0.15% or 743,788 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Tower Research Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) has invested 0.01% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Barclays Pcl invested in 0% or 39,687 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 0.01% or 123,961 shares. Sei Invests Com, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 18,915 shares. Bancorp Of Montreal Can reported 107,632 shares. Howe Rusling has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Piermont Management has invested 0.25% in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT). Alps Advsr holds 11,342 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Quantbot Lp has 24,236 shares. Moreover, Evanson Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) for 5,934 shares. Fund Mgmt Sa invested in 0.02% or 71,200 shares.

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 February 22, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) rating on Thursday, February 22. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and GBX 510 target. The stock of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 9 by Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 6 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 6 by Numis Securities. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, April 6. Numis Securities maintained Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) rating on Monday, March 5. Numis Securities has “Hold” rating and GBX 500 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt maintained Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt given on Friday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 30. Below is a list of Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) latest ratings and price target changes.

06/08/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 500.00 New Target: GBX 510.00 Maintain
03/08/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 550.00 Maintain
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

The stock decreased 0.97% or GBX 4.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 468.2. About 325,736 shares traded. Essentra plc (LON:ESNT) has 0.00% since August 15, 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 1.23 billion GBP. The firm operates through three strategic business units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging, and Filtration Products. It has a 10.81 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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