Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) announced a dividend on Thursday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share on Friday, November 4th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) opened at 599.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 598.10 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 590.51. Bodycote PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 489.90 and a 12-month high of GBX 624.00. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.14 billion.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BOY. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 680 ($8.88) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued an “add” rating and set a GBX 650 ($8.48) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Friday, August 12th. HSBC reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.81) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Panmure Gordon reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 685 ($8.94) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on shares of Bodycote PLC from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 565 ($7.38) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bodycote PLC has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 651 ($8.50).
In other news, insider Landless,David F sold 55,335 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 601 ($7.84), for a total value of £332,563.35 ($434,099.14).
About Bodycote PLC
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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