Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) announced a dividend on Friday, September 22nd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 29.70 ($0.39) per share on Friday, November 17th. This represents a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. This is a boost from Smiths Group plc’s previous dividend of $13.55. The official announcement can be seen at this link.
Shares of Smiths Group plc (LON SMIN) opened at 1570.00 on Friday. Smiths Group plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,358.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 1,685.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 6.21 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,579.16 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,592.60.
Smiths Group plc (LON:SMIN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, September 22nd. The company reported GBX 97.60 ($1.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of GBX 94.20 ($1.24) by GBX 3.40 ($0.04). Smiths Group plc had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 27.36%. The company had revenue of GBX 328 billion for the quarter. Equities research analysts predict that Smiths Group plc will post $95.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider George Buckley bought 431 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 1,544 ($20.37) per share, for a total transaction of £6,654.64 ($8,781.53).
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Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, October 13th. HSBC Holdings plc reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($25.07) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($21.11) price objective on shares of Smiths Group plc in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,664 ($21.96).
Smiths Group plc Company Profile
Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division offers mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings and power transmission couplings, among others. The Smiths Medical division offers infusion systems, vascular access (including safety needles), patient airway and temperature management equipment, and specialty devices in areas of in vitro fertilization, diagnostics and emergency patient transport.
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