Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,000.45 ($13.82).
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on BOY. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($14.51) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 960 ($13.26) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Wednesday. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 925 ($12.78) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,020 ($14.09) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($15.20) target price on shares of Bodycote in a research report on Wednesday.
Shares of Bodycote (BOY) traded up GBX 1 ($0.01) during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 946 ($13.07). The stock had a trading volume of 452,221 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,688. Bodycote has a twelve month low of GBX 728.50 ($10.06) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,043 ($14.41). The stock has a market capitalization of $1,810.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,970.83.
In other news, insider Anne Quinn acquired 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 932 ($12.88) per share, with a total value of £83,880 ($115,888.37).
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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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