Croda International (LON:CRDA) had its price objective decreased by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from GBX 4,500 ($59.19) to GBX 4,025 ($52.95) in a report released on Tuesday, Stock Target Advisor reports. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co.‘s price target points to a potential downside of 4.53% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on CRDA. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of Croda International from GBX 4,400 ($57.88) to GBX 4,625 ($60.84) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 8th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “add” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Tuesday, February 25th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Friday, February 28th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Croda International from GBX 5,275 ($69.39) to GBX 5,550 ($73.01) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 24th. Finally, Berenberg Bank cut shares of Croda International to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Croda International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 4,742.86 ($62.39).

LON:CRDA opened at GBX 4,216 ($55.46) on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 72.48. Croda International has a fifty-two week low of GBX 48.62 ($0.64) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 5,415 ($71.23). The stock has a market cap of $5.56 billion and a PE ratio of 24.45. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 4,681.96 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 4,849.40.

In other Croda International news, insider Keith Layden sold 1,527 shares of Croda International stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 4,484 ($58.98), for a total value of £68,470.68 ($90,069.30). Also, insider John Ramsay bought 75 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,075 ($53.60) per share, with a total value of £3,056.25 ($4,020.32). Over the last three months, insiders purchased 84 shares of company stock worth $349,449.

About Croda International

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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