Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) Insider Purchases £404.85 in Stock

Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) insider John Walker bought 15 shares of Johnson Matthey stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 19th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,699 ($35.50) per share, for a total transaction of £404.85 ($532.56).

John Walker also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, January 15th, John Walker purchased 12 shares of Johnson Matthey stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,920 ($38.41) per share, with a total value of £350.40 ($460.93).

Shares of JMAT traded up GBX 66 ($0.87) on Thursday, reaching GBX 2,778 ($36.54). 631,244 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 691,012. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 59.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.88. The business has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 2,785.76 and a two-hundred day moving average price of GBX 2,946.58. Johnson Matthey PLC has a 12 month low of GBX 2,595 ($34.14) and a 12 month high of GBX 3,475 ($45.71).

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on JMAT shares. UBS Group reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Johnson Matthey in a research note on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Johnson Matthey to an “underweight” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from GBX 3,400 ($44.73) to GBX 2,850 ($37.49) in a research note on Thursday, November 28th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Johnson Matthey in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. Barclays dropped their price target on shares of Johnson Matthey from GBX 3,790 ($49.86) to GBX 3,330 ($43.80) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 27th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein boosted their price target on shares of Johnson Matthey from GBX 4,000 ($52.62) to GBX 4,100 ($53.93) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,481.11 ($45.79).

About Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, they improve the function, performance and safety of their customers’ products. Their science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources.

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