Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) insider Tom Brophy bought 4 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 10th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 3,663 ($45.33) per share, for a total transaction of £146.52 ($181.34).

Shares of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) opened at 3659.00 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,412.00 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 3,194.00. Croda International Plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,635.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,689.27.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA)

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 8th were paid a dividend of GBX 32.75 ($0.41) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 8th. This represents a yield of 0.99%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CRDA. BNP Paribas reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 3,000 ($37.13) target price on shares of Croda International Plc in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on Croda International Plc from GBX 3,400 ($42.08) to GBX 3,600 ($44.55) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Numis Securities Ltd lifted their target price on Croda International Plc from GBX 3,236 ($40.05) to GBX 3,419 ($42.31) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,931 ($36.27) target price on shares of Croda International Plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group lifted their target price on Croda International Plc from GBX 3,500 ($43.32) to GBX 3,800 ($47.03) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 3,262.86 ($40.38).

About Croda International Plc

Croda International Plc is engaged in creating, making and selling specialty chemicals. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals. The Personal Care segment focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun and color cosmetic products. Its portfolio includes anti-ageing ingredients for skin, conditioning agents for hair care and metal oxides for ultraviolet (UV) filters.

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