UBS Group reissued their neutral rating on shares of Croda International (LON:CRDA) in a report issued on Tuesday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
CRDA has been the subject of a number of other reports. Credit Suisse Group restated an underperform rating and set a GBX 4,000 ($52.27) price target on shares of Croda International in a research report on Monday, September 2nd. Berenberg Bank reduced their price target on shares of Croda International from GBX 5,300 ($69.25) to GBX 5,100 ($66.64) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 30th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Croda International to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 3rd. Liberum Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Croda International in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an overweight rating and set a GBX 5,275 ($68.93) price target on shares of Croda International in a research report on Tuesday, October 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 4,943.18 ($64.59).
CRDA opened at GBX 4,734 ($61.86) on Tuesday. The company has a fifty day moving average price of GBX 4,750.72 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 4,940.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.09 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 78.01, a current ratio of 1.74 and a quick ratio of 0.93. Croda International has a one year low of GBX 4,499.12 ($58.79) and a one year high of GBX 5,415 ($70.76).
The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 22nd were given a GBX 39.50 ($0.52) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 22nd. This represents a yield of 0.85%. Croda International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.43%.
In related news, insider Tom Brophy bought 426 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 4,668 ($61.00) per share, for a total transaction of £19,885.68 ($25,984.16). Insiders purchased 432 shares of company stock valued at $2,017,116 over the last quarter.
About Croda International
Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. It offers adhesives; crop protection additives and adjuvants, seed enhancement and animal health chemicals, chemical bio-stimulants, and specialty additives for agricultural films; and lubricant additives, coatings and polymers, vehicle cleaning chemicals, and products for automotive textiles and fibers, as well as specialty additives for plastics, and battery and catalyst industries.
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