Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 5,350 ($69.90).

Several research firms recently weighed in on CRDA. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Croda International from GBX 5,650 ($73.82) to GBX 6,000 ($78.39) and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 3rd. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 7,400 ($96.68) target price on shares of Croda International in a research note on Monday, January 18th.

Shares of LON CRDA traded up GBX 136 ($1.78) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 6,522 ($85.21). The company had a trading volume of 262,228 shares, compared to its average volume of 262,980. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 56.86, a current ratio of 2.02 and a quick ratio of 1.12. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 6,311.16 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 6,323.61. Croda International has a 12 month low of GBX 4,216 ($55.08) and a 12 month high of GBX 6,884 ($89.94). The firm has a market cap of £9.10 billion and a P/E ratio of 41.25.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 6th will be given a GBX 51.50 ($0.67) dividend. This represents a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 6th. This is a positive change from Croda International’s previous dividend of $39.50. Croda International’s dividend payout ratio is 0.58%.

In other news, insider Keith Layden sold 652 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 6,284 ($82.10), for a total transaction of £40,971.68 ($53,529.76). Also, insider Jez K. Maiden sold 410 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 6,382 ($83.38), for a total transaction of £26,166.20 ($34,186.31).

Croda International Company Profile

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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