Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) insider George Buckley acquired 1,111 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,577 ($20.81) per share, for a total transaction of £17,520.47 ($23,120.18).
Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, September 22nd. The company reported GBX 97.60 ($1.29) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 94.20 ($1.24) by GBX 3.40 ($0.04). Smiths Group plc had a net margin of 16.17% and a return on equity of 27.36%. The company had revenue of GBX 328 billion for the quarter.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be given a GBX 29.70 ($0.39) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. This is an increase from Smiths Group plc’s previous dividend of $13.55. This represents a dividend yield of 1.94%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on SMIN shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($24.41) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Friday, September 22nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,730 ($22.83) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($25.07) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Friday, September 29th. BNP Paribas reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,630 ($21.51) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a report on Monday, July 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,745.63 ($23.04).
Smiths Group plc Company Profile
Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings, among others. The Smiths Medical division offers infusion systems, vascular access (including safety needles), patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in areas of in vitro fertilization, diagnostics and emergency patient transport.
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