Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Bodycote (BOY)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Bodycote (LON: BOY) recently:

  • 3/19/2018 – Bodycote had its price target lowered by analysts at Morgan Stanley from GBX 840 ($11.61) to GBX 830 ($11.47). They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
  • 3/14/2018 – Bodycote had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 960 ($13.26) price target on the stock.
  • 3/13/2018 – Bodycote had its price target raised by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 965 ($13.33) to GBX 1,000 ($13.82). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 3/9/2018 – Bodycote had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 925 ($12.78) price target on the stock.
  • 3/7/2018 – Bodycote had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 960 ($13.26) price target on the stock.
  • 3/7/2018 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a GBX 1,100 ($15.20) price target on the stock.
  • 3/6/2018 – Bodycote had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a GBX 1,020 ($14.09) price target on the stock.
  • 3/6/2018 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 1,050 ($14.51) price target on the stock.
  • 2/22/2018 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a GBX 1,100 ($15.20) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 980 ($13.54).
  • 2/20/2018 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 965 ($13.33) price target on the stock.
  • 2/14/2018 – Bodycote had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 925 ($12.78) price target on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 1,050 ($14.51) price target on the stock.

Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON BOY) traded up GBX 9.50 ($0.13) on Tuesday, reaching GBX 941.50 ($13.01). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 408,702 shares, compared to its average volume of 483,340. The company has a market cap of $1,780.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,961.46. Bodycote PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 728.50 ($10.06) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,043 ($14.41).

Bodycote (LON:BOY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The company reported GBX 49.20 ($0.68) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of GBX 47.20 ($0.65) by GBX 2 ($0.03). The firm had revenue of £690.20 million for the quarter. Bodycote had a return on equity of 13.56% and a net margin of 12.61%.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 19th will be given a GBX 37.10 ($0.51) dividend. This represents a yield of 3.96%. This is a positive change from Bodycote’s previous dividend of $5.30. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 19th.

In other news, insider Anne Quinn acquired 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 932 ($12.88) per share, for a total transaction of £83,880 ($115,888.37).

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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