Bodycote (BOY) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

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

  • 11/25/2019 – Bodycote had its price target raised by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from GBX 690 ($9.02) to GBX 700 ($9.15). They now have a “sell” rating on the stock.
  • 11/20/2019 – Bodycote had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 11/20/2019 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. They now have a GBX 925 ($12.09) price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2019 – Bodycote had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 11/15/2019 – Bodycote had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group AG.
  • 11/11/2019 – Bodycote had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley.
  • 10/23/2019 – Bodycote was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc to a “hold” rating. They now have a GBX 725 ($9.47) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 885 ($11.56).
  • 10/22/2019 – Bodycote had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 800 ($10.45) to GBX 750 ($9.80). They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/21/2019 – Bodycote had its price target lowered by analysts at Peel Hunt from GBX 925 ($12.09) to GBX 820 ($10.71). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/17/2019 – Bodycote had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.
  • 10/16/2019 – Bodycote had its price target lowered by analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 740 ($9.67) to GBX 700 ($9.15). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/11/2019 – Bodycote had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • 10/10/2019 – Bodycote had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from GBX 750 ($9.80) to GBX 700 ($9.15). They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/9/2019 – Bodycote had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada.

LON:BOY traded up GBX 9 ($0.12) during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting GBX 868 ($11.34). 499,016 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,340. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.66 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.56. Bodycote PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 638.50 ($8.34) and a 52-week high of GBX 909.50 ($11.88). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 17.82, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 778.20 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 757.57.

Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services.

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