Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 833.46 ($10.76).
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 880 ($11.37) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 910 ($11.75) target price on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Bodycote PLC in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 910 ($11.75) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt boosted their target price on Bodycote PLC from GBX 900 ($11.62) to GBX 965 ($12.46) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 850 ($10.98) target price (up from GBX 770 ($9.94)) on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research report on Monday, July 24th.
In other news, insider Stephen C. Harris sold 8,626 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 909 ($11.74), for a total value of £78,410.34 ($101,266.10).
Shares of Bodycote PLC (BOY) traded down 2.21% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 928.50. The stock had a trading volume of 860,828 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of GBX 931.09 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 831.85. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.77 billion. Bodycote PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 553.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 980.00.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a GBX 5.30 ($0.07) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.59%.
Bodycote PLC Company Profile
Bodycote plc is a provider of thermal processing services. The Company has six operating segments, split between Aerospace, Defense and Energy (ADE) and Automotive and General Industrial (AGI) business areas: ADE-Western Europe; ADE-North America; ADE-Emerging markets; AGI-Western Europe; AGI-North America, and AGI-Emerging markets.
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