Bank of America downgraded shares of Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) to an underperform rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning. Bank of America currently has GBX 1,350 ($17.64) price objective on the stock, down from their prior price objective of GBX 1,550 ($20.25).

SMIN has been the subject of a number of other reports. Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Smiths Group from GBX 1,800 ($23.52) to GBX 1,770 ($23.13) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. Citigroup restated a buy rating and set a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) target price (down previously from GBX 1,850 ($24.17)) on shares of Smiths Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Goldman Sachs Group decreased their target price on shares of Smiths Group from GBX 1,600 ($20.91) to GBX 1,560 ($20.38) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Numis Securities restated a hold rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($20.91) target price on shares of Smiths Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Smiths Group to a neutral rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 1,690 ($22.08) to GBX 1,660 ($21.69) in a research report on Monday, September 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Smiths Group has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,638.08 ($21.40).

Shares of SMIN opened at GBX 1,450.50 ($18.95) on Tuesday. Smiths Group has a 1-year low of GBX 1,442 ($18.84) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,697 ($22.17).

In related news, insider George Buckley purchased 901 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,388 ($18.14) per share, for a total transaction of £12,505.88 ($16,341.15).

About Smiths Group

Smiths Group plc operates as a technology company severing the medical technology, security and defense, general industrial, oil and gas, and space and commercial aerospace markets worldwide. The company operates in five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect, and Flex-Tek.

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