J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued their neutral rating on shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) in a report issued on Monday, July 24th, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a GBX 850 ($11.03) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 770 ($10.00).
Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on BOY. Peel Hunt upped their target price on Bodycote PLC from GBX 740 ($9.61) to GBX 900 ($11.68) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. HSBC Holdings plc increased their price objective on Bodycote PLC from GBX 675 ($8.76) to GBX 850 ($11.03) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Liberum Capital increased their price objective on Bodycote PLC from GBX 660 ($8.57) to GBX 910 ($11.81) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 880 ($11.42) price objective on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued an add rating and issued a GBX 850 ($11.03) price objective on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Bodycote PLC currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 812.50 ($10.55).
Bodycote PLC (LON BOY) traded up 0.22% during trading on Monday, hitting GBX 919.50. 217,221 shares of the stock traded hands. Bodycote PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 553.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 941.52. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 853.35 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 796.43. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.75 billion.
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The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a dividend of GBX 5.30 ($0.07) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th.
In other Bodycote PLC news, insider Stephen C. Harris sold 8,626 shares of Bodycote PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 909 ($11.80), for a total value of £78,410.34 ($101,791.95).
Bodycote PLC Company Profile
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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