Shares of Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,046.88 ($14.70).
OXIG has been the topic of several research reports. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,275 ($17.90) price objective on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Liberum Capital upgraded shares of Oxford Instruments to a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,100 ($15.45) price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 12th. Peel Hunt restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,020 ($14.32) price objective on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 1,180 ($16.57) price objective on shares of Oxford Instruments in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Oxford Instruments from GBX 1,145 ($16.08) to GBX 1,090 ($15.31) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, December 18th.
Oxford Instruments (OXIG) remained flat at $GBX 929 ($13.05) during trading hours on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 32,933 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,069. Oxford Instruments has a 52 week low of GBX 700 ($9.83) and a 52 week high of GBX 1,174 ($16.49). The company has a market cap of $533.01 and a P/E ratio of -3,573.08.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of GBX 3.70 ($0.05) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.38%.
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About Oxford Instruments
Oxford Instruments plc is a provider of technology tools and systems for industry and research. The Company operates through two segments: Nanotechnology Tools and Service. The Nanotechnology Tools segment offers technology products serving research customers in both the public and private sectors. The Service segment contains the Company’s service, rental and refurbished asset sales business.
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