Shore Capital reiterated their sell rating on shares of Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) in a report published on Friday.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Beaufort Securities lowered shares of Oxford Instruments plc to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Liberum Capital reiterated a hold rating and set a GBX 690 ($8.62) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments plc in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Jefferies Group reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 870 ($10.87) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments plc in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Oxford Instruments plc from GBX 870 ($10.87) to GBX 890 ($11.12) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating and set a GBX 970 ($12.12) price target on shares of Oxford Instruments plc in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 755.33 ($9.44).

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) traded down 1.73% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching GBX 624.00. 17,153 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 356.30 million. Oxford Instruments plc has a 52-week low of GBX 553.55 and a 52-week high of GBX 804.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 674.19 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 694.35.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 9th will be given a GBX 3.70 ($0.05) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 9th. This represents a yield of 0.58%.

Oxford Instruments plc Company Profile

Oxford Instruments plc is a United Kingdom-based provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry. The Company designs and manufactures equipment that can fabricate, characterize, manipulate and analyze matter at the atomic and molecular level. The Company operates through nine segments, which are combined into three aggregated operating segments.

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