Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) declared a dividend on Wednesday, July 24th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of GBX 39.50 ($0.52) per share on Wednesday, October 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 22nd. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.
Shares of LON CRDA opened at GBX 4,714 ($61.60) on Wednesday. Croda International has a fifty-two week low of GBX 4,499.12 ($58.79) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 5,460 ($71.34). The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 4,757.84 and its 200 day simple moving average is GBX 4,988.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 78.01. The stock has a market cap of $6.06 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.76.
In other Croda International news, insider Tom Brophy purchased 426 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 4,668 ($61.00) per share, for a total transaction of £19,885.68 ($25,984.16). Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 432 shares of company stock worth $2,017,086.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Berenberg Bank cut their price objective on shares of Croda International from GBX 5,300 ($69.25) to GBX 5,100 ($66.64) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 5,100 ($66.64) price objective (down from GBX 5,500 ($71.87)) on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. HSBC lifted their price objective on shares of Croda International from GBX 5,400 ($70.56) to GBX 5,850 ($76.44) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 28th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Croda International in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of Croda International from GBX 4,800 ($62.72) to GBX 4,700 ($61.41) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 4,900.50 ($64.03).
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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