Insider Buying: Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) Insider Purchases 12 Shares of Stock

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Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) insider Gavin Hill bought 12 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,310 ($17.12) per share, for a total transaction of £157.20 ($205.41).

Gavin Hill also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 10th, Gavin Hill purchased 14 shares of Oxford Instruments stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,076 ($14.06) per share, for a total transaction of £150.64 ($196.84).

Shares of OXIG stock opened at GBX 1,312 ($17.14) on Thursday. Oxford Instruments plc has a 1 year low of GBX 813 ($10.62) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,468 ($19.18). The firm has a market cap of $750.46 million and a PE ratio of 25.23. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 1,316.76. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.55.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 12th will be given a dividend of GBX 10.60 ($0.14) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 12th. This is a boost from Oxford Instruments’s previous dividend of $3.80. This represents a dividend yield of 0.91%. Oxford Instruments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.27%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Peel Hunt lifted their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,100 ($14.37) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,460 ($19.08) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments in a research report on Thursday, June 13th. Berenberg Bank lowered their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,400 ($18.29) to GBX 1,040 ($13.59) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,025 ($13.39) to GBX 1,180 ($15.42) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,245 ($16.27).

Oxford Instruments Company Profile

Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United States, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Germany, and internationally. The company's Nanotechnology Tools segment provides high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets; atomic force probe microscopy for materials and bioscience applications; 3D and 4D image visualization and analysis software; and nanoanalysis solutions for materials characterization and nanofabrication on scanning electron microscopes, focussed ion beams, and transmission electron microscopes.

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