Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) Insider Jez K. Maiden Acquires 2 Shares

Croda International Plc (LON:CRDAGet Rating) insider Jez K. Maiden bought 2 shares of Croda International stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 7,722 ($100.63) per share, with a total value of £154.44 ($201.25).

CRDA opened at GBX 7,558 ($98.49) on Thursday. The business has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 7,407.92 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 8,608.46. Croda International Plc has a twelve month low of GBX 6,402 ($83.42) and a twelve month high of £105.05 ($136.89). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 53.00, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.94. The firm has a market cap of £10.54 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.93.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 5th will be issued a GBX 56.50 ($0.74) dividend. This is a positive change from Croda International’s previous dividend of $43.50. This represents a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 5th. Croda International’s payout ratio is 0.41%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 8,700 ($113.37) target price on shares of Croda International in a report on Wednesday, March 30th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 9,000 ($117.28) price objective on shares of Croda International in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. Citigroup downgraded Croda International to a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 9,400 ($122.49) price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, January 11th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft reduced their price objective on Croda International from GBX 9,300 ($121.19) to GBX 8,600 ($112.07) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 6,600 ($86.00) price objective on shares of Croda International in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 8,437.50 ($109.95).

Croda International Company Profile (Get Rating)

Croda International Plc creates, makes, and sells specialty chemicals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, and Latin America. It operates through four segments: Consumer Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The company 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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