Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the firm. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 648.58 ($8.47).
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Monday, October 3rd. Canaccord Genuity lifted their target price on shares of Bodycote PLC from GBX 660 ($8.62) to GBX 680 ($8.88) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Bodycote PLC to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from GBX 565 ($7.38) to GBX 605 ($7.90) in a report on Monday, August 22nd. HSBC restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 675 ($8.81) target price on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 650 ($8.48) target price on shares of Bodycote PLC in a report on Friday, August 12th.
Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) opened at 619.50 on Wednesday. Bodycote PLC has a one year low of GBX 489.90 and a one year high of GBX 626.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.18 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 599.54 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 590.72.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be issued a GBX 5 ($0.07) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. This represents a yield of 0.84%.
In other Bodycote PLC news, insider Landless,David F sold 55,335 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on 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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