Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 648.58 ($8.47).

A number of brokerages recently commented on BOY. Panmure Gordon restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 685 ($8.94) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 680 ($8.88) price target on shares of Bodycote PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Numis Securities Ltd cut Bodycote PLC to an “add” rating and set a GBX 655 ($8.55) price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Bodycote PLC from GBX 680 ($8.88) to GBX 720 ($9.40) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Bodycote PLC from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 565 ($7.38) and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 29th.

In other news, insider Landless,David F sold 55,335 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 601 ($7.84), for a total transaction of £332,563.35 ($434,099.14).

Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) opened at 625.50 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.19 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 599.54 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 590.72. Bodycote PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 489.90 and a 52-week high of GBX 626.00.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 4th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 6th will be given a dividend of GBX 5 ($0.07) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 6th.

Bodycote PLC Company Profile

Bodycote plc is a provider of thermal processing services. The Company has six segments, split between Aerospace, Defense and Energy (ADE) and Automotive and General Industrial (AGI) business areas: ADE-Western Europe; ADE-North America; ADE-Emerging markets; AGI-Western Europe; AGI-North America, and AGI-Emerging markets.

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