Shares of Bodycote PLC (LON:BOY) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 812.14 ($10.68).
A number of research analysts have weighed in on BOY shares. UBS Group upgraded Bodycote to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 845 ($11.12) to GBX 1,000 ($13.15) in a report on Tuesday, December 10th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Bodycote in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Goldman Sachs Group upped their target price on Bodycote from GBX 700 ($9.21) to GBX 720 ($9.47) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Liberum Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bodycote in a report on Wednesday, November 20th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Bodycote to an “underweight” rating and upped their target price for the stock from GBX 750 ($9.87) to GBX 775 ($10.19) in a report on Monday, December 9th.
BOY stock opened at GBX 926 ($12.18) on Friday. Bodycote has a fifty-two week low of GBX 638.50 ($8.40) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 975 ($12.83). The business’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 919.17 and its two-hundred day moving average price is GBX 786.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 17.82, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.92. The company has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.67.
Bodycote plc provides thermal processing services worldwide. The company operates in two business areas, Aerospace, Defence & Energy; and Automotive & General Industrial. It offers heat treatment services, including altering the microstructure of metals and alloys, such as steel and aluminum to impart properties comprising surface hardness, temperature resistance, ductility, and strength; metal joining services consisting of electron beam welding, and vacuum and honeycomb brazing; and Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) services, including HIP product fabrication, isostatic pressing, and HIP supporting services.
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