Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen analysts that are covering the firm. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 648.58 ($8.47).
A number of research firms have recently commented on BOY. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Bodycote PLC to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the company from GBX 565 ($7.38) to GBX 605 ($7.90) in a research note on Monday, August 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on Bodycote PLC from GBX 550 ($7.18) to GBX 590 ($7.70) and gave the stock a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research note on Monday, October 3rd. Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on Bodycote PLC from GBX 660 ($8.62) to GBX 680 ($8.88) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 1st. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued an “add” rating and issued a GBX 650 ($8.48) price objective on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research note on Friday, August 12th.
In other Bodycote PLC news, insider Landless,David F sold 55,335 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 601 ($7.84), for a total transaction of £332,563.35 ($434,099.14).
Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) opened at 625.50 on Wednesday. Bodycote PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 489.90 and a 12-month high of GBX 626.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 599.54 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 590.72. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.19 billion.
The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share. This represents a yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 6th.
Bodycote PLC Company Profile
Bodycote plc is a provider of thermal processing services. The Company has six 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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