Bodycote plc (LON:BOY – Get Rating) declared a dividend on Friday, March 17th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 20th will be paid a dividend of GBX 14.90 ($0.18) per share on Friday, June 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 20th. This is a positive change from Bodycote’s previous dividend of $6.40. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Bodycote Price Performance
Bodycote stock opened at GBX 615.50 ($7.50) on Friday. Bodycote has a 1 year low of GBX 452.40 ($5.51) and a 1 year high of GBX 715 ($8.71). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.36, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.83. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 646.29 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 579.45. The company has a market cap of £1.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,985.48, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.20.
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
Several analysts have recently issued reports on BOY shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Bodycote from GBX 575 ($7.01) to GBX 585 ($7.13) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 8th. Numis Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 610 ($7.43) target price on shares of Bodycote in a report on Friday. Finally, Panmure Gordon lowered Bodycote to a “sell” rating and set a GBX 543 ($6.62) price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, Bodycote currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 652.17 ($7.95).
Bodycote plc provides heat treatment and thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial segments. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, HIP diffusion bonding, hydrogen brazing, induction brazing, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including isostatic pressing and HIP supporting services, as well as Powdermet technology, a manufacturing process used in the production of complex components using powder metallurgy.
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