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

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) insider Gavin Hill bought 12 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 12th. The shares were bought 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 bought 14 shares of Oxford Instruments stock. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,076 ($14.06) per share, for a total transaction of £150.64 ($196.84).

OXIG opened at GBX 1,276 ($16.67) on Friday. Oxford Instruments plc has a one year low of GBX 813 ($10.62) and a one year high of GBX 1,468 ($19.18). The firm has a market capitalization of $729.87 million and a PE ratio of 24.54. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 1,318.08. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 18.55.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 12th will be issued a GBX 10.60 ($0.14) dividend. 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 yield of 0.91%. Oxford Instruments’s dividend payout ratio is currently 0.27%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on OXIG shares. Peel Hunt boosted their target price on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,100 ($14.37) to GBX 1,300 ($16.99) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. Berenberg Bank decreased their price objective 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 report on Wednesday, June 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,025 ($13.39) to GBX 1,180 ($15.42) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. Finally, Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,460 ($19.08) price objective on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Thursday, June 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Oxford Instruments currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price 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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